Depressive symptoms during pregnancy and after delivery are common. Overall, 7–13 % of women suffer from major depression during their pregnancy and/or in the first 3 months after delivery. Perinatal depression is associated with both maternal and child adverse outcomes, but often remains unrecognized. Therefore, early detection and treatment of depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum period is crucial. In treating perinatal depression, one should carefully weigh the risks and benefits for both mother and child. In this chapter diagnostic criteria for perinatal depression, associated risk factors, and the risks and benefits of different treatment options are discussed.,
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Lambregtse-van den Berg, M., & van Kamp, I. (2017). A woman who cannot enjoy her pregnancy: Depression in pregnancy and puerperium. In Bio-Psycho-Social Obstetrics and Gynecology: a Competency-Oriented Approach (pp. 51–64). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40404-2_3