Missed antenatal depression among high risk women: A secondary analysis

D. C. Hatton, J. Harrison-Hohner, J. Matarazzo, P. Edwards, A. Lewy, L. Davis

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Psychiatrically high-risk women were recruited for a postpartum depression prevention trial. Participants were screened at entry (20-26 weeks gestation) by a psychiatrist prior to receiving randomized treatment. Of the 31 patients who did not complete the study, 10 (33%) were dropped because of diagnosed depression. Only two women developed major depression in the postpartum period. Our data suggests, among high-risk women, obstetric care providers may be overlooking up to one fifth of women with current major depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Antenatal depression
  • Calcium
  • Postpartum depression
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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