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Title: Perinatal depression--assessment and management.
Austin Authors: Buist, Anne 
Affiliation: Women's Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Northpark Private Hospitals, Melbourne, Victoria
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2006
Publication information: Australian Family Physician; 35(9): 670-3
Abstract: Depression and anxiety often begin in pregnancy, particularly third trimester, therefore 'perinatal' rather than postnatal depression might be a better term to describe this disorder.This article outlines an approach to assessment and management of perinatal depression.Psychological difficulties are common after childbirth and have potentially serious consequences. Treatment needs to consider the complex interplay of biology and psychology, and both mother and infant need consideration. Early, assertive identification and sensitive management, mindful of risks and benefits to both mother and infant, is the best current approach to improving outcomes.
Gov't Doc #: 16969433
Journal: Australian Family Physician
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Antidepressive Agents.therapeutic use
Depression, Postpartum.diagnosis.psychology.therapy
Pregnancy Complications.diagnosis.psychology.therapy
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
Risk Assessment.methods
Risk Factors
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