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PTSD Following Childbirth, Can it be Prevented and Can it be treated? A Case Report

Walid Khalid Abdul-Hamid*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000283

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    • Department of Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    • Corresponding author: Walid Khalid Abdul-Hamid (MRCPsych, PhD), Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for Psychiatry, St. Bartholomew’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Consultant Psychiatrist, The Linden Centre, Broomfield, Chelmsford CM1 7LF, UK

Received: August 05, 2017;   Published: August 18, 2017

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Abstract

Around 15-20% of women who had childbirth experience childbirth as traumatic per DSM-IV criteria [1]. No wonder there have been increasing recognition of the importance of mother’s PTSD following child birth. The prevalence of PTSD in women following childbirth has been estimated to happen in between 1.5 and 5.6% of these births [2-9]. Women may perceive their labour as traumatic because of many reasons. One of these is the mode of birth, as clearly first and more prolonged labour is more likely to be perceived as more traumatic.

|Introduction| |The Case| |The Management of Childbirth PTSD| |Conclusion| |References|