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Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression

Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

O’Connor, Elizabeth; Senger, Caitlyn A.; Henninger, Michelle L.; Coppola, Erin; Gaynes, Bradley N.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: June 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 6 - p 317–318
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000690
OBSTETRICS: PRECONCEPTION AND PRENATAL CARE
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(Abstracted from JAMA 2019;321(6):588–601)

Perinatal depression is a common condition that was estimated in 2012 to affect more than 180,000 new mothers (11.5%) annually in the United States and that can have serious impact on mother and infant well-being. Numerous interventions have been proposed to prevent perinatal depression, but there is no commonly agreed-on prevention method, creating a scenario with substantial variation in clinical practice.

Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-Based Practice Center, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR (E.O., C.A.S., M.L.H., E.C.); and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (B.N.G.)

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