Original StudiesObstetrician-gynecologists’ screening and management of depression during perimenopauseRaglan, Greta B. PhD1; Schulkin, Jay PhD2; Juliano, Laura M. PhD3; Micks, Elizabeth A. MD, MPH2Author Information 1University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, MI 2University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seattle, WA 3American University, Department of Psychology, Washington, DC. Address correspondence to: Greta B. Raglan, PhD, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 9 August, 2019 Revised 4 November, 2019 Accepted 4 November, 2019 Funding/support: Supported by grant number UA6MC31609 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. Financial disclosure/conflicts of interest: None reported. Greta B. Raglan: ORCID 0000-0003-2197-6697. Menopause: April 2020 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 393-397 doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001488 Buy Metrics Abstract Objective: Depression in women is more common during perimenopause (the time period around and during menopause) than pre and postmenopause. Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) play a vital role in the detection and management of depression symptoms in women because for many women ob-gyns are the first and most frequent point of medical contact. This study assessed ob-gyns’ screening practices and management of depression in perimenopause. Methods: A survey regarding depression during perimenopause was sent to 500 practicing ob-gyns who were fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and members of the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. Results: The survey response rate was 41.8% (209 of 500 surveys returned). Over a third of respondents (34.1%) reported that they did not regularly screen perimenopausal patients for depression. Higher-quality education about depression, respondent sex, and personal experience with depression were associated with higher rates of screening. While 85.7% of respondents believed that they could recognize depression in perimenopausal women, only about half (55.8%) were confident in their ability to treat these patients. Conclusion: Increased education of ob-gyn physicians related to depression during perimenopause may increase the screening and treatment of women during this phase of life. © 2020 by The North American Menopause Society.