A Clinical Case Study on the Postpartum Depression

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  • Nam, Se-Hyeon (Dept. of Acupuncture College of Oriental Medicine, Graduate school of DaeJeon University) ;
  • Lee, Hyun (Dept. of Acupuncture College of Oriental Medicine, Graduate school of DaeJeon University)
  • 남세현 (대전대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실) ;
  • 이현 (대전대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실)
  • Accepted : 2007.05.26
  • Published : 2007.06.30

Abstract

Postpartum depression is a kind of serious problem which influences on the postpartum woman, her family and infant. It has been known to be caused by many factors and some depression scales have been used to assess the degree of postpartum depression. Edinburgh postnatal depression scale(EPDS) is simple and efficient method. Because of the difficulty of diagnosis and valuation on the postpartum depression, there has been a few case report on oriental medical treatment. I report one postpartum depression case which was valuated by EPDS and had objective evidence. In this case herbal treatment and acupuncture was efficacious on the postpartum depression. I think, though six month has passed from parturition, there need to be treated after parturition weakness and deficiency point of view.