The incidence is higher in the first gestations, starting in the first 6 weeks after birth and lasting 1-2 years; Depressive symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, excessive nervousness, insensitivity, asking for a baby, loving a baby enough, not wanting to care for a baby, crying crises, feeling disgust, guilt, excessive unhappiness and uneasiness are called lohusa syndrome or lohusa depression.
Lohusa syndrome is a very insidious disorder that can cause many negative consequences, from mother to childbirth to suicide as long as it is not treated. The sadness associated with mild sadness and lethargy can be expressed as a very mild condition of the puerperium syndrome which is more common but resolves spontaneously within 7 to 10 days.
Who is Lohusa Syndrome More Frequent?
In the post-natal period, women also have different responsibilities. A woman with many identities, such as being a partner, being a child, being an employee, has a new identity as a mother who is responsible for the defenseless, self-helping life after birth. Women who do not get enough support from their spouses and their families, who have a heavy burden of responsibility for the new person, are a big risk for this syndrome.
There are also some cases of lohusa syndrome with postpartum depression that accompany the above mentioned conditions. These are the major risk groups that are expressed as other risks for the puerperium syndrome.
Other Risk Groups;
- Mothers who have psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety disorder,
- Mothers who have undergone puerperium depression in their family and therefore have genetic predisposition,
- Mothers suffering from marital problems,
- Mothers who have an unwelcome relationship with an out-of-marriage partner.
These groups stand out as the groups with the highest risk of being seen, but they also stand out as the most important people to be careful after pregnancy and after birth. The more precautions are taken, the faster these processes can be overcome should be remembered definitely.
What can be done?
Especially since spouse and family support is very important in this period since it is not easy to get used to a new identity. Mothers who may be obsessed or reluctant to care for the baby should be able to sleep when the baby is asleep, rest in the baby, give the baby to the one he trusts, take daily showers and walk with friends.
Besides this, the treatment process should be initiated with support from an expert with family and spouse support who are known to be a serious disturbance of puerperium depression. At the end of this process a full recovery can be experienced, a peaceful, happy environment should be maintained and morale and support should be maintained regularly.