International Approaches to Perinatal Mental Health Screening as a Public Health Priority

Katherine L. Wisner*, Marie Paule Austin, Angela Bowen, Roch Cantwell, Nine M.C. Glangeaud-Freudenthal

*Corresponding author for this work

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9 Scopus citations


Health-care organizations in various countries have addressed maternal mental health and illness differently. The evolution of approaches to screening across countries provides the opportunity to compare and contrast them and thereby understand differing of mental health assessment and treatment, impact of social values and societal acceptability, resource investments, support for the tasks of motherhood, and, more broadly, parenthood. Investigators from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and the United States provide commentary for their respective countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIdentifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment, and Management
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781118509722
ISBN (Print)9781118509654
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Comparative international perinatal screening
  • Etude Longitudinale Francais depuis l'Enfance
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health
  • Mother-baby unit
  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
  • Stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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