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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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ESPINDOLA-HERNANDEZ, José Gabriel et al. Psicoterapeutic group of obstretics patients with mental disorder: a descriptive study. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.4, pp.91-97. ISSN 0187-5337.

Introduction: Pregnancy and postpartum are considered high risk factors for the development of psychopathologies. Suffering a mental disorder previous pregnancy constitutes a high risk perinatal factor, which requires psychological attention. Objective: Present the results of psychological attention group with focalized, brief and specific objectives. Results: The most common mental disorder within the sample was depression followed by bipolar, anxiety, personality and addiction respectively. It is important to mention that 9 out of the 24 patients had suicidal ideation the month previous to her pregnancy, 5 of them had at least one suicidal attempt. During the psychotherapy process or hospitalization, none of the patients in the sample, tried to commit suicide, neither the 9 patients with depression presented postpartum depression, only one patient of the whole sample presented self-harm. Brief group psychotherapy and combined treatment were effective to manage the symptoms of the patients.

Keywords : Pregnancy; psychotherapy; group; mental disorders; treatment.

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