What factors contribute to the escalated risk of suicide associated with perinatal depression?

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  • Social isolation
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Chronic fatigue in new mothers
  • Overwhelming financial responsibilities
  • Lack of support and involvement from a partner
  • Anxiety or stress about not being a competent parent
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      Amit KumarAmit Kumar
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      Women experiencing depression during or after pregnancy face an increased risk of suicide, according to a recent study. The research revealed that those with perinatal depression (PND) were three times more likely to exhibit suicidal behavior. The risk was notably heightened among mothers with postnatal depression, particularly within the first year following diagnosis. Furthermore, the study highlighted that the risk of suicidal behavior remained elevated for up to 18 years after the initial diagnosis. Additionally, the research demonstrated that women grappling with perinatal depression had a threefold higher risk of mortality compared to their counterparts without the condition. These findings underscore the critical need for heightened awareness and support for women dealing with perinatal depression to mitigate the potential long-term consequences, including the risk of suicide. The increased risk was more pronounced among women under the age of 30 compared to their older counterparts, particularly in the period following perinatal depression screening. This observation aligns with expectations, given that depression ranks among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders during the postpartum period.

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      null nullFrederick Martin II
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      Hormonal Factors

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      josephmunga428josephmunga428
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      Hormonal changes during and after pregnancy may increase risk and family or personal history of depression,major life stressors and marital conflicts.all this contribute to perinatal depression

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