Use of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale in a collaborative obstetric practice.

@article{Mancini2007UseOT,
  title={Use of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale in a collaborative obstetric practice.},
  author={Felicia Mancini and Cristina Carlson and Leah Albers},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          429-34
        }
}
Postpartum depression is a clinical depressive episode that occurs in 13% to 20% of women after birth or miscarriage. This illness has potentially devastating consequences for both mother and infant, and is thought to be highly underreported and under-diagnosed. Our study examined the use of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) in a high-volume collaborative obstetric and midwifery practice. The prevalence of women with a positive screen for major postpartum depression in our study… CONTINUE READING
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