Postpartum depression screening

Postpartum depression: literature review of risk factors and interventions

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English
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Donna E. Stewart
Phil Robertson
Cindy-Lee Dennis
Sherry L. Grace
Tamara Wallington
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University Health Network Women’s Health Program
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that problems with existing screening tools for postpartum depression make it difficult to recommend them for routine screening. Concludes that depression screening “must be combined with systemic paths for referral of cases and well defined and implemented care plans to achieve outcome benefits.”

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289 p. Includes bibliographical references.

Postnatal depression and screening: too broad a sweep?

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English
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Author: 
Margaret Oates
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53(493): pp. 596-597
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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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Includes bibliographical references.

A systematic review of studies validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in antepartum and postpartum women

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J. Gibson
K. McKenzie-McHarg
J. Shakespeare
J. Price
R. Gray
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119(5): pp. 50-64
Publisher: 
Acta Psychiatra Scandinavica
Publication Date: 
May 2009

Examines the the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which is widely used to screen women for postpartum depression, and concludes that it may not be an equally valid screening tool across all settings and contexts.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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