The Culture of Treating Latinas with Postpartum Depression: Two Case Reports
There is growing interest in determining the prevalence of depression among postpartum women in general and among immigrant Spanish-speaking women in particular. Identifying and treating Spanish-speaking women with postpartum depression presents unique challenges as this population possesses unique linguistic and cultural traits that must be considered in order to provide effective care. Here, Dr. Laura Sirulnik, a board certified psychiatrist, shares her perspective and insights on treating Spanish-speaking Latinas in New York City and provides two case reports that illustrate her approach to treatment.
KeywordsDepressive Symptom Mental Illness Psychotropic Drug Cultural Belief Postpartum Depression
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