Amy M. Heneghan

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In order to assess characteristics of women with denial or concealment of pregnancy until delivery, the authors conducted a retrospective study of women with no history of prenatal care who presented to their institution for delivery or immediately postpartum. Among these women, 29% had denied pregnancy, and 9% had concealed pregnancy. Authors constructed(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with depressive symptoms in inner-city mothers of young children. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey was administered to a convenience sample of English-speaking mothers attending a well-child visit for a child aged 6 months to 3 years in a hospital-based, inner-city, general pediatric clinic. The maternal interview(More)
CONTEXT Child psychosocial issues and maternal depression are underidentified and undertreated, but we know surprisingly little about the barriers to identification and treatment of these problems by primary care pediatricians. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this work was to determine whether (1) perceived barriers to care for children's psychosocial issues(More)
BACKGROUND Parenting stress and maternal depressive symptoms are ubiquitous and have negative consequences for children. Pediatricians may be an underused resource to mothers regarding these issues. OBJECTIVE To explore maternal beliefs and perceptions about discussing the stress of parenting and depressive symptoms with their child's pediatrician. (More)
OBJECTIVE Childhood psychosocial problems have profound effects on development, functioning, and long-term mental health. The pediatrician is often the only health professional who regularly comes in contact with young children, and it is recommended that health care supervision should include care of behavioral and emotional issues. However, it is unknown(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pediatric health care providers recognize maternal depressive symptoms and to explore whether maternal, provider, and visit characteristics affect pediatric providers' ability to recognize inner-city mothers with depressive symptoms. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted at a hospital-based, inner-city, general(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and characterize health education regarding postpartum depression (PPD) received by recently delivered women during their postpartum hospital stay. DESIGN Mailed, self-administered survey. SETTING All 121 hospitals in Ohio that provide obstetric and postpartum care. PARTICIPANTS Nurse managers for obstetric services, 90 (74%) of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess paediatricians' beliefs about discussing maternal depressive symptoms during a paediatric visit, and methods paediatricians use to identify mothers with depressive symptoms. METHODS In-depth telephone interviews were conducted with 23 primary care paediatricians from a practice-based research network. We asked a series of previously(More)
PURPOSE To examine prevalence and correlates of five mental health (MH) problems among 12-17.5 year olds investigated by child welfare. METHODS Data from the National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW II) were analyzed to examine depression, anxiety, substance use/abuse, suicidality, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the adequacy of evaluations of family preservation services (FPS), which are designed to support families and prevent out-of-home placements of children at risk of abuse or neglect, and to assess the effectiveness of FPS at reducing out-of-home placements of children. DATA SOURCES References published from 1977 to 1993 were(More)