Screening for Perinatal Depression

Screening for Perinatal Depression

By: Sandra Elliott (editor), Carol Henshaw (editor)Paperback

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'Henshaw (psychiatry, University of Keele, UK) and Elliott (consultant clinical psychologist, St Thomas' Hospital, UK) provide guidance for health care professionals on the controversies surrounding screening for perinatal depression and on good practice in the use of screening tools. International contributors, with backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nursing, midwifery, and social work, discuss the advantages and drawbacks of the available screening methods, and investigate women's perceptions of the usefulness of screening. Ethnic minority experiences and screening programs in developing countries are also considered.' - Book News 'The book considers a variety of issues and identifies agreement in ideas and continuing debates. Whether the reader is concerned with women's views of screening, the role of the midwife, screening in the US, Australia or developing countries, screening of women with serious mental illness, Black Caribbean women's views of screening, health visitor intuition and much more, there is something here for them. Each chapter, often drawing on the author's own work, stands on its own. Tutors, researchers, practitioners and students should be able to use the relevant parts to challenge their thinking, reflect on their practice and ask yet more questions about this significant subject.' - Community Practitioner Screening for perinatal depression is now widely undertaken in the UK and Europe and is attracting increasing attention. This much-needed text provides guidance for health care professionals on the issues and controversies surrounding screening and on good practice in the use of screening tests. An international author team with backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, medicine and nursing has been brought together to discuss the available screening methods, their advantages and drawbacks. The authors investigate women's perceptions of the accessibility and usefulness of screening and of the roles of professionals (e.g. primary care staff and health visitors), and also look at ethnic minority women's experiences of health services. The role of the UK National Screening Committee is explored, along with the problems faced when implementing screening programmes in developing countries. This comprehensive and practical book will enable mental health professionals, social workers and health visitors to provide sensitive and informed services to women at risk of perinatal depression.

About Author

Carol Henshaw is Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Keele, UK, and is a consultant psychiatrist at the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust. She is president of the Marce society, a scientific society devoted to mental illness related to childbearing and has published numerous articles on perinatal depression. Sandra Elliott is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and team leader of the Maternity and Perinatal Partnership in Mental Health at St Thomas' Hospital, London, and is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry.


Foreword John Cox Introduction. Carol Henshaw. 1. Screening, the role and recommendations of the UK National Screening Committee. Judy Shakespeare, GP, Oxford, UK. 2. Advantages and disadvantages of screening in clinical settings. Tessa Leverton, Imperial College School of Medicine. 3. One bite of the cherry: a resource dilemma. Sheelah Seeley and Ann Girling. 4. Two bites of the cherry: one solution? Philip Boyce and Caroline Bell University of Sydney, Australia. 5. The EPDS as a tool for identifying new onset depression within the first postpartum year. Kathleen Peindl, Epidemiologist, Louisville, USA. 6. Screening in the context of integrated perinatal care. Bryanne Barnett, Patricia Glossop, Stephen Matthey, University of New South Wales, Australia, and Helen Stewart Liverpool Health Service, Australia. 7. The status of postpartum depression screening in the United States. Lisa Segre and Mike O'Hara, University of Iowa, USA. 8. Screening in developing countries. Dominic Lee and Tony Chung, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 9. Screening where there is no screening scale. Abi Sobowale, Sheffeld South West PCT, UK and Cheryll Adams Community Health Visitors' and Practitioners' Association, UK. 10. Screening for women at risk of severe mental illness. Margaret Oates, University of Nottingham, UK. 11. Screening and the role of the midwife. Mary Ross-Davie, Borders NHS Trust, Scotland, Lucinda Green and Sandra Elliott, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. 12. The Postpartum Depression Screening Scale. Cheryl Beck, University of Connecticut, USA. 13. What is the EPDS measuring and how should we use it in research? Josephine Green, University of York, UK. 14. Screening for perinatal depression: a denial of human reality. Walter Barker, Early Childhood Development Centre, Bristol, UK. 15. Acceptability of using the EPDS as a screening tool for postnatal depression. Jan Cubison, Sheffield Care Trust, UK and Jane Munro, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. 16. What do black Caribbean women think about screening with the EPDS? Dawn Edge, University of Salford, UK. Conclusions. Sandra Elliott. Appendix 1. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Appendix 2. Bibliography of available translations and validation studies of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Postpartum Depression Screening Scale and other instruments used during pregnancy and postpartum. Appendix 3. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: guidelines for its use as part of a maternal mood assessment. Briege Coyle and Cheryll Adams, References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781843102199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781843102199
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1843102196

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