Clinician Note: More research on the indications for specialized interventions for culturally diverse experiences of PPD. “Postpartum Depression and Culture: Pesado Corazon (trans: heavy heart)” reports that social support continues to be associated with fewer symptoms.
Healthcare professional (this was directed to nurses, but applies to all) should be sensitive to the unique ways that women from different cultures perceive, explain and experience PPD symptoms.
Reference: Callister, LC, Beckstrand, RL, Corbett, C (2010). American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 35(5), 254-61.