Counselling in a general practice setting: controlled study of health visitor intervention in treatment of postnatal depression.

@article{Holden1989CounsellingIA,
  title={Counselling in a general practice setting: controlled study of health visitor intervention in treatment of postnatal depression.},
  author={James Milnes Holden and R. Sagovsky and Jafna Cox},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1989},
  volume={298 6668},
  pages={
          223-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether counselling by health visitors is helpful in managing postnatal depression. DESIGN Controlled, random order trial. SETTING Health centres in Edinburgh and Livingston. PATIENTS Sixty women identified as depressed by screening at six weeks post partum and by psychiatric interview at about 13 weeks post partum. Five women did not wish to participate, and a further five did not complete the trial. Age, social and obstetric factors, and diagnosis were similar in… CONTINUE READING

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