Role of Mindfulness between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Post-Partum Depression: a Ray of Hope

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https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.v15i4.2374

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early maladaptive schemas, mindfulness, postpartum depression

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Mothers of a newborn face a lot of physical and psychological challenges and early maladaptive schemas play a significant part in determining long-term negative consequences such as post-partum depressive symptoms. This research proposed that mindfulness could play a positive role between the early schemas and post-partum depressive symptoms among new mothers. Data was collected from a sample of 170 mothers who gave birth from February 2020 to August 2020. The young schema questionnaire-SF, Edinburgh postnatal depression scale, and the Kentucky inventory for mindfulness scale were administered. Study findings show mindfulness mediates the association between five sub-domains of maladaptive schemas namely impaired autonomy, impaired limits, disconnection, over-vigilance, other-directedness, and post-partum depression. Findings indicate that mindfulness could be a contributing factor against postpartum symptoms and play significant role in mother and infant’s well-being during the challenging time of transition.

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Published

16.12.2022

How to Cite

Fatima, R., Hania, A., & Zafar, M. . (2022). Role of Mindfulness between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Post-Partum Depression: a Ray of Hope. Primenjena Psihologija, 15(4), 435–452. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.v15i4.2374