Postnatal Depression and Art Therapy

Mary Steen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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There appear to be limited studies published relating to the use of art therapy to alleviate symptoms when a woman has been diagnosed with postnatal depression (PND). PND is a mood disorder associated with childbirth and a significant public health concern. Art therapies are recognised as a complementary option of care and treatment for women who are clinically diagnosed with PND and may contribute to healing following birth trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalPractising Midwife
Issue number8
Early online date1 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023

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