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Perinatal Depression, Preventive Interventions, 2019

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Recommendations: Preventive Interventions for Perinatal Depression

  • Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions --Pregnant and postpartum persons
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    Include a past history of depression. Current depressive symptoms (that do not reach a diagnostic threshold), history of physical or sexual abuse, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, stressful life events, lack of social and financial support, intimate partner violence,pregestational or gestational diabetes,and complications during pregnancy. Additional risk factors include adolescent parenthood, low socioeconomic status, and lack of social support. Genetic factors are also suspected to contribute to women’s risk of developing perinatal depression.

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