Psychosocial Interventions for Perinatal Common Mental Disorders

Another excellent read from PLOS, this time from PLOS Medicine:

Psychosocial Interventions for Perinatal Common Mental Disorders Delivered by Providers Who Are Not Mental Health Specialists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Perinatal common mental disorders (PCMDs) are a major cause of disability among women. Psychosocial interventions are one approach to reduce the burden of PCMDs. Working with care providers who are not mental health specialists, in the community or in antenatal health care facilities, can expand access to these interventions in low-resource settings.

Conclusions: Psychosocial interventions delivered by non-specialists are beneficial for PCMDs, especially psychological interventions. Research is needed on interventions in low-income countries, treatment versus preventive approaches, and cost-effectiveness.

Read the full article on PLOS Medicine here

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Posted on November 1, 2013, in End Stigma, Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health, Update and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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