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|Title:||Screening for perinatal depression.|
|Authors:||Milgrom, Jeannette;Gemmill, Alan W|
|Affiliation:||Parent-Infant Research Institute, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria 3081, Australia; Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Parent-Infant Research Institute, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria 3081, Australia.
|Citation:||Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2013; 28(1): 13-23|
|Abstract:||Perinatal depression is prevalent, under-diagnosed and can have serious long-term effects on the wellbeing of women, their partners and infants. In the absence of active identification strategies, most women with perinatal depression will neither seek nor receive help. To enable early detection and timely intervention, universal screening is coming to be seen as best practice in many settings. Although the strength of recommendations and the preferred methods of identification vary in different countries (e.g. the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, brief case-finding questions), appropriate training for health professionals in wider psychosocial assessment is essential to maximise usefulness while minimising potential harms. Clear pathways of systematic follow up of all positive screening results with a diagnostic procedure and access to effective treatment are centrally important both for the clinical effectiveness of screening and for health system costs. It is also necessary to further build on the emerging evidence base for the clinical effectiveness of screening.|
|Internal ID Number:||24095728|
|Subjects:||Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale|
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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