Tag: postpartum depression

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended routine screening for postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers during well-child visits at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months of age. 2. Training and continuing medical education programs should be available for pediatric providers so that they are familiar with PPD screening, referral,...
1. Mothers who received postpartum depression screenings and treatment referrals as necessary at well-child checks at 1, 3, and 6 months were significantly less likely to be depressed at 9 months when compared to those receiving care as usual (CAU). 2. A number of secondary outcomes, including maternal anxiety, parenting,...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Postpartum refers to the period immediately after childbirth. When a woman has significant symptoms of depression during this period, she is said to have postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is not the same as the “baby blues,” a much more common condition that affects as...
1. Women who strongly preferred vaginal delivery but underwent cesarean delivery were more likely to experience depression at 8-10 weeks but not at 6-8 months postpartum. 2. Antepartum PHQ-9 score and income were predictors of depression at 8-10 weeks and 6-8 months postpartum. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study...
Image: PD 1. Out of a population of 10,000 new mothers, 14% screened positive for postpartum depression.   2. The most common diagnosis in those who screened positive was major depressive disorder with comorbid generalized anxiety. In the largest-scale depression screening of postpartum women to date, researchers found that 14% of women interviewed...