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J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2006 Feb;19(1):13-20.

A comparison of screening instruments for depression in postpartum adolescents.

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University of Louisville and Women's Care Physicians in Louisville, KY, USA.

Abstract

TOPIC:

It is important to screen postpartum adolescents for depression during routine healthcare visits so that depression can be identified and treated.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the manuscript is to compare available depression screening instruments and to provide guidance to healthcare providers on choice of instrument.

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Published studies.

CONCLUSIONS:

In order to capture the common symptoms of adolescent and postpartum depression, a combination of screening instruments should be used.

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