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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Its relationship with perinatal bereavement: definitions, reactions, adjustments, and grief.

Hollins Martin, Caroline J.; Martin, Colin R.


Colin R. Martin


Colin R Martin

Victor R Preedy

Vinwood B Patel


A small percentage of women present with diagnosed PTSD post childbirth;
however, though this an area of increasing research and clinical interest generally,
little is known about PTSD in relation to perinatal bereavement. Health professionals
must however be aware of the mechanisms and models of loss following
perinatal bereavement in order to identify potential mental health phenomena which
may be implicated in the development of PTSD symptomology. Understanding the
predictive factors which may give early warning signs is an important component of
the clinical evidence base. This chapter discusses mechanisms, models, and risk
factors in relation to perinatal bereavement and the development of PTSD.

Online Publication Date Jun 2, 2016
Publication Date Jun 2, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 599-626
Book Title Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
ISBN 9783319083582; 9783319083599
Keywords Bereavement; grief; loss; perinatal bereavement; trauma; psychology;
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