New Study looks at PPD Screening & Well Child Visits

A study published in The Annals of Family Medicine focused on The Validity of a 2 step screen and the PHQ-9.

The results found that the 2 step screen was sensitive and the PHQ-9 was highly specific towards identifying Postpartum Depression. Women completed screening at 0 months, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 9 months postpartum.

Now if only general family doctors and pediatricians would actually implement this and we could get a solid referral system together for the moms who screen positive for Postpartum Depression, we’d be much better off!

The complete study is available here.

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