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Theoretical Framework for Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the Prevention of Postpartum Depression: A Commentary
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 6 (November)
Pages: 37-40   |   Vol. 1, No. 6, November 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Mizuki Takegata, Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Division of Health Sciences & Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
[2]
Yukiko Ohashi, Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
[3]
Megumi Haruna, Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Division of Health Sciences & Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
[4]
Toshinori Kitamura, Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
Abstract
Postpartum depression occurs in around 10 % of women in several countries. Among preventive interventions during pregnancy, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is identified to be effective. However, little theoretical explanations for this effect have been proposed. Since the perinatal period is a time that interpersonal conflicts are more likely to occur in a woman’s life, IPT may be effective to help women and their significant others achieve a new role and adapt to role conflict. The present commentary discusses the issue from the self-efficacy theory.
Keywords
Commentary, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Postpartum Depression, Prevention, Theoretical Framework, Women
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