An emerging best practice model for perinatal depression care

Dorothy K Y Sit, Cheryl Flint, Donald Svidergol, Joanne White, Michelle Wimer, Bettina Bish, Katherine L. Wisner

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Abstract

Perinatal depression is a significant health problem, especially among inner-city women. The authors explored the feasibility of an innovative model that integrated depression screening and treatment within an agency for maternal-child health. The team conducted depression screening with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; they confirmed the primary diagnosis with the PRIME-MD instrument for 29 women with positive screens. Most participants had moderate or severe major depressive disorder. Women contended with multiple treatment barriers. Colocated depression care was highly acceptable and enabled evidence-based care delivery for atrisk mothers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1429-1431
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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