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National program for depression associated with childbirth: the Australian experience

Buist, Anne; Ellwood, David; Brooks, Janette; Milgrom, Jeannette; Hayes, Barbara; Sved-Williams, Anne; Barnett , Bryanne; Karatas , Janan; Bilszta , Justin


Routine screening was introduced as a joint research/public-health initiative across 43 health services in Australia, funded by beyondblue, the National Australian Depression Initiative. This program included assessing risk factors and prevalence of depression in perinatal women. Other objectives included increasing awareness of the condition, training of relevant staff, and assessing the feasibility of a screening program. Women were screened antenatally and postnatally with a demographic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2006.11.003


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