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Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Nancy Byatt, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Liz Friedman, MotherWoman, Inc.
  • Gifty Debordes-Jackson
  • Douglas M. Ziedonis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
6-29-2013
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Depression, Postpartum; Mass Screening
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.
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Citation: 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

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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
23812739
Citation Information
Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, et al.. "Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study" (2013) ISSN: 1435-1102
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_byatt/22/