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The Research Progress in Postpartum Depression in the Context of COVID-19

Zhong Zhang, Zhefeng Liu*

Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi 712046, China.

*Corresponding author: Zhefeng Liu

Published: February 7,2023

Abstract

COVID-19 first began in December 2019 and has spread across the globe for nearly three years, and so far COVID-19 has caused more than 600 million infections and more than 6 million deaths worldwide. In terms of human health, COVID-19 as a respiratory disease, in addition to the direct damage to physical health caused by the disease itself, also has a direct or indirect impact on people's mental health, according to WHO reports that in the first year of the COVID-19 epidemic, the incidence of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety increased by more than 25%, increasing the number of patients by about 1 billion people, and postpartum women are one of the most Postpartum women are one of the most important populations, with postpartum depression being the most common. Studies from around the world have shown that the prevalence of COVID-19 affects postpartum women and postpartum depression to varying degrees and shows a diversity of influencing factors. In this paper, the effects of COVID-19 on postpartum women and postpartum depression around the world and the related responses and effects are reviewed in the hope of providing a reference for clinical management of postpartum depression in the COVID-19 setting.

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The Research Progress in Postpartum Depression in the Context of COVID-19

How to cite this paper: Zhong Zhang, Zhefeng Liu. (2023) The Research Progress in Postpartum Depression in the Context of COVID-19. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research7(1), 92-98.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2023.01.016