Postnatal depression and screening: too broad a sweep?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Margaret Oates
Edition: 
53(493): pp. 596-597
Publisher: 
British Journal of General Practice
Publication Date: 
2003

A critique of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, the primary test used to screen women for postnatal depression. Finds that there is a high risk of misdiagnosing women with this test - and the false positives (30-70%) could lead to unnecessary and inappropriate treatment.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.