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Mental Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submission deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Ali Sahebi, PhD
    Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
    Interests: mental health
  • Mohamad Golitaleb, MSc
    Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
    Interests: mental health
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with an increased prevalence of psychological health issues. These issues can affect different aspects of people's lives as well as different communities in society. This pandemic has been a trigger for various types of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and panic disorder.

Pregnant patients experience high stress during epidemics. A resulting consequence is that increased symptoms of depression and anxiety in pregnant patients are associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery, postpartum depression (PPD) and behavioral problems in children. The COVID-19 pandemic has been related to exacerbation of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety both in the antepartum and postpartum period. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are associated with disorders such as insomnia, relationship tension, and feelings of isolation, all which have caused mood disorders in many women. The result is that pregnant patients require significant social support during and after pregnancy.

Dr. Ali Sahebi and Dr. Mohamad Goli Taleb

Guest Editors

mental health
psychiatric disorders
psychological disorders
postpartum depression
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