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This knowledge path presents resources about the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression; identification and treatment; impact on the health and well-being of new mothers and their infants; and implications for service delivery.

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See Depression Among Women of Reproductive Age (2013) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for information about depression symptoms, treatments, and a checklist to help women speak with their health professionals about their experiences.

Resources for Professionals

1. Websites: resources from 5 key websites.▼ Show

2. Reports, Briefs, Webinars, and Other Electronic Resources: from the MCH Library's catalog.▼ Show

  • Automated search of the MCH Library's online catalog MCHLine®. Find publications, tools, and other electronic resources about depression during and after pregnancy.

3. Data and Statistics. ▼ Show

4. Journal Articles and Other Literature and Research.▼ Show

5. Programs.▼ Show

6. News and Commentary: blogs. ▼ Show

7. MCH Library Guides on Related Topics: community services, home visiting, maternal distress in the perinatal period and child outcomes, medications, and preconception and pregnancy.▼ Show

Resources for Women and Families

See the MCH Library family resource brief Depression During and After Pregnancy.

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Depression During and After Pregnancy: Knowledge Path, 4th ed. (July 2013).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Contributors: Beth DeFrancis, M.L.S., MCH Library; Tracy Lopez, M.S.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Michelle LaRue, M.D., National Alliance for Hispanic Health; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library; Anna Rough Grignon, M.A., M.E.S., CityMatCH.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.