Universal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujog <p>Universal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (UJOG) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in obstetrics and gynecology. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of obstetrics and gynecology. In a world where to publish is difficult and expensive, the aim of this young journal is to allow students, residents, consultants and reserchers to publish their work in a dinamic, rigorous and fast way. </p> <p>The journal welcome case reports, case series, opinions, letters to editos, commentary, reviews with or withouth metanalysis, original articles. The publication, upon double blind peer review and acceptance, is free of charge until March 2024.</p> https://www.scipublications.com/ en-US Universal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology An Overview of Short- and Long-Term Adverse Outcomes and Complications of Perinatal Depression on Mother and Offspring https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujog/article/view/870 <p>Antenatal and postpartum major depressive episode (MDE) according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5<sup>th</sup> Edition (DSM-V) is defined as either daily sustained sad mood or lack of enjoyment or desire for a minimum two weeks plus four associated manifestations (only three if the two major symptoms are present) that start throughout pregnancy or during the first 4 weeks postpartum respectively: 1) Unintentional notable slimming up or down; 2) Sleepiness or sleeplessness; 3) Tiredness sensation; 4) Guilty or futility sensation; 5) Declined concentration capacity; 6) Frequent suicidal thoughts; 7) Psychomotor excitation or delay. Perinatal depression carries vital and adverse consequences on mother’s psychosocial aspects of life, pregnancy and delivery outcomes, her interrelations specifically with the new born with poorer overall health and influences negatively on offspring from the intrauterine life passing by complicated delivery experiencing hard unstable childhood reaching unhealthy adolescence and adulthood. These negative consequences necessitate a great attention for prevention, screening and prompt treatment for antenatal and postnatal depression to prevent such disastrous effects.</p> Wafaa Mohamed Korany Diaa Marzouk Abd el-Hamid Mohamed Farouk Allam Copyright (c) 2024 Universal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2024-02-17 2024-02-17 1 4