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Commentary on: Monteiro F, Fonseca A, Pereira M, et al. What protects at-risk postpartum women from developing depressive and anxiety symptoms? The role of acceptance-focused processes and self-compassion. J Affect Disord 2019;246:522–9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.124.
Implications for practice and research
Pregnant women are more susceptible to postpartum depression (PPD); self-compassion will enable them to cope with life challenges, and support interpersonal relationships with caregivers.
This study emphasises promotion of acceptance-based processes as preventive measures for at-risk women, which may protect them from developing psychological symptoms.
Women in the postpartum stage are susceptible to increased risk for mood disturbances.1 …
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