Pathophysiology of Postpartum Depression

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Write a 5 page nursing care plan for a patient with postpartum depression.

The nursing diagnosis is “Hopelessness” related to new parenting role as evidenced by loss of interest in the newborn and self.

Based on that nursing diagnosis develop a plan of care for the patient including the following:

– Pathophysiology of Postpartum Depression

– Predisposing factors

– Signs and symptoms

– Review of systems/head to toe assessment

– Nursing interventions with 2 short term and 2 long term goals

– Evaluation

-Conclusion

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