Screening della depressione post partum da parte del pediatra di famiglia: Uno studio pilota

Translated title of the contribution: Screening of post partum depression in a paediatric primary care setting in Italy

Antonio Clavenna, Elena Seletti, Massimo Cartabia, Anna Didoni, Filomena Fortinguerra, Teresa Sciascia, Luca Brivio, Daniela Malnis, Maurizio Bonati

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Abstract

▶ Aims. To evaluate the prevalence of parents' postnatal depression from the paediatric primary care setting view point. ▶ Method. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) questionnaire was given to mothers and fathers attending any of the family paediatrician's practices of Italy's Milan-1 local health units, Italy, for the second well-child visit of neonates bom between 1 February and 31 July 2012. A cut-off score of 12 was used to identify parents with postnatal depression symptoms. ▶ Results. At 3 months after delivery, 126 out of 2706 (4.7%, 95%CI 3.9-5.5%) mothers and 24 out of 1420 (1.7%, 95%CI 1.0-2.4%) fathers resulted positive to the EPDS test. Women with mood disorders and anxiety during pregnancy were at increased risk of post partum depression (OR 22.9, 95%CI 12.1-43.4). Only 11 mothers (8.7%) positive to EPDS screening attended a psychiatric service, and for 8 of them the diagnosis of postnatal depression was confirmed. ▶ Conclusion. The prevalence of postnatal depression was lower than previously reported. Routine screening resulted ineffective, since few mothers found positive for depression decided to attend psychiatric services.

Translated title of the contributionScreening of post partum depression in a paediatric primary care setting in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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