Depression, postpartum

Innovations

Trained Physicians and Staff in Family Practices Screen for, Treat, and Manage Postpartum Depression, Improving Timeliness of Diagnosis, Access to Treatment, and Outcomes 04/24/13

Physicians and staff at family medicine practices received training, tools, and support to assist in making screening, treatment, and management of postpartum depression a routine part of care....

Dedicated Inpatient Unit Improves Outcomes and Generates High Satisfaction for Women With Severe Perinatal Depression 09/07/12

The University of North Carolina Center for Women's Mood Disorders created the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit to serve women with severe perinatal depression. This standalone unit features a...

Hospital-Based Postpartum Support Group Reduces Depression and Increases Life Satisfaction 06/05/10

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center developed a 10-week, hospital-based support group for women suffering from postpartum depression. Facilitated by hospital staff, the program provides group...

Telephone Counseling by Trained Volunteers Cuts Rate of Postnatal Depression Nearly in Half 03/06/09

Trained volunteers who have experienced and recovered from postnatal depression periodically counsel new, at-risk mothers by telephone over a 12-week period after childbirth. The volunteers, who...

Multifaceted Program Helps Pediatricians Screen for Maternal Depression and Assess Infant Crying and Toilet Training, Enhancing Their Ability To Prevent, Identify, and Address Cases of Potential Child Abuse 02/08/08

Pediatric primary care practices implemented a multifaceted child abuse and neglect identification and prevention program called Practicing Safety that involves screening, provision of enhanced “...

QualityTools

Identifying Children and Families at Risk 03/12/14

This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. The ABCD program is designed to assist States in improving the delivery of early...

Tools To Facilitate Diagnosis, Follow-Up, and Management of Postpartum Depression 08/12/13

This supplemental appendix for the Translating Research into Practice for Postpartum Depression (TRIPPD) effectiveness study provides a set of tools to facilitate diagnosis, follow-up, and management of postpartum depression.

The tools...

Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for...

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 04/13/09

This 10-question scale is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for postnatal depression. It is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.

Mothers who score above 13 are likely to be...

Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends 03/19/08

The booklet offers information to women about depression during or after a pregnancy. This booklet also provides information for fathers, family, and friends on how to help their loved one.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

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