Title

Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2013-06-29

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Depression, Postpartum; Mass Screening

Disciplines

Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Maternal and Child Health | Mental Disorders | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Psychiatry | Women's Health

Abstract

This preliminary study is the first to identify mothers' perspectives on barriers and facilitators to addressing postpartum depression (PPD) in pediatric settings. We conducted four 90-min focus groups with women (n = 27) who self-identified a history of perinatal depression and/or emotional complications. Barriers reported included stigma and fear among women and lack of provider knowledge/skills regarding depression. Participants recommended non-stigmatizing approaches to depression screening/referral. Future PPD screening efforts should leverage the pediatrician-mother relationship to mitigate mothers' fears and encourage help-seeking.

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s00737-013-0369-4

Source

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] DOI 10.1007/s00737-013-0369-4. Link to article on publisher's website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of Women's Mental Health

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

23812739

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