Why should we screen for perinatal depression? Ten reasons to do it REVIEW

  title={Why should we screen for perinatal depression? Ten reasons to do it REVIEW},
  author={Ana Telma Pereira and Maria Jo{\~a}o Soares and Sandra Carvalho Bos and Mariana Marques and Berta Rodrigues Maia and Jos{\'e} Valente and Vasco Nogueira and C. Roque and Nuno Madeira and M. H. Azevedo and Ant{\'o}nio Macedo},
In this paper we review some of the best available evidence to argue that screening for perinatal depression should be systematically conducted since pregnancy. Our view is organized in ten topics: (1) perinatal depression high prevalence; (2) its potential negative consequences, including maternal, conjugal, foetal, infantile, and child effects; (3) its under-detection and treatment; (4) its stigma; (5) the professionals and women misconceptions related to perinatal depression; (6) the… 
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