International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Background: Preliminary research has suggested that perinatal mental disorders (PMDs), including post-partum depression, are prevalent in Vietnam. However the extent to which these disorders are recognized at the community level remains largely undocumented in the literature. PMDs have also never been investigated within Vietnam’s significant ethnic minority populations, who are known to bear a greater burden of maternal and infant health challenges than the ethnic majority. Objective: To investigate knowledge and perceptions of PMDs and their treatments at the community level in a rural, predominantly ethnic minority region of northern Vietnam.
Abrams, Daniel; Nguyen, Liem T.; Murphy, Jill; Lee, Younji; Tran, Nhu K.; and Wiljer, David, "Perceptions and Experiences of Perinatal Mental Disorders in Rural, Predominantly Ethnic Minority Communities in Northern Vietnam" (2016). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1019.