Postpartum Depression: Are You Listening?

Sophia D. Falana, Jane M. Carrington

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Postpartum depression (PPD) affects10% to 20% of women within the first year after birth and 25% beyond the first year. PPD, despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, remains underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Women do not always display signs of PPD while in care for delivery of the infant and may not discuss mood changes to their primary care provider at discharge and first post-delivery appointment. Identifying screening and treatment options for non–mental health providers was the purpose of this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-567
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019



  • Non–mental health providers PPD
  • Postpartum depression
  • PPD
  • Treatment option for PPD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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