A Promising Practice for Preventing Perinatal Depression

There is an estimated 50-80% of all mothers experience post-partum blues in 10 days following birth. About 8-15% mothers experience post-partum depression within first year. 1 in 1,000 women experience post-partum psychosis during first year, mostly occuring before the third month. Negative consequences of post-partum depression (PPD) include: the mothers’ well-being, infant development, and mother-infant interaction. 

ppdDeborah F. Perry and Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le (Georgetown University and George Washington University) presented: “A Promising Practice for Preventing Perinatal Depression” at RIAIMH and Kids Count Conference June 2009.

This talk includes information about: Major Depression, Postpartum Depression, Perinatal Depression among Latinas, Risk factors and consequences of perinatal depression, how depression affects development, research findings, screening and treatment. Download the full presentation here.

 

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