Comparative performance of two depression screening instruments in adolescent mothers.

@article{Logsdon2010ComparativePO,
  title={Comparative performance of two depression screening instruments in adolescent mothers.},
  author={M Cynthia Logsdon and John A. Myers},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={1123-8}
}
AIMS Screening for symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) is an important preliminary step to diagnosis and treatment, but the effectiveness of depression screening is dependent on the reliability and validity of the screening instruments in the population. Both the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression instrument (CES-D) have been used to screen adolescent mothers for PPD, but it is not clear which instrument best predicts a… CONTINUE READING