Postpartum depression screening in primary care: a quality improvement project Public Deposited

Postpartum depression may affect crucial early development phases of the mother infant dyad and contribute to short-and long-term adverse child outcomes that can lead to cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral problems that last into adolescence. Project concluded pediatric providers are in position to universally screen for postpartum depression, as part of the holistic care they provide for their patient, the child. Implementation of postpartum depression screening is feasible and yields positive screenings requiring follow-up and diagnosis with trained adult mental health or primary care physicians.

  • woody.shaudine.2019
Publication Date
  • 2019
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