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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-49

Basic body awareness in postnatal depression: A case study

1 College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra State, India
2 Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU), Surat, India

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Subhash Khatri
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1947-489X.210524

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Currently, there is limited evidence that a physiotherapy intervention may reduce depressive symptoms as well as the conventional interventions of medications and psychotherapy. We describe the effect of basic body awareness, a form of physiotherapy intervention, on the physical and psychological well-being of a 32 year old mother with postnatal depression. After six weeks of basic body awareness intervention, there was considerable reduction in her depressive symptoms, thus enhancing physical and psychological well-being. Hence, we propose that basic body awareness may be considered as an adjunct to the management of postnatal depression.

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