To screen or not to screen
Screening is the entry point to mental health care.
We recently produced an advisory for primary level screening of mothers for depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation and behaviour in South Africa.
When health providers are not necessarily skilled in other forms of detection and when disorders are not clinically obvious, brief screening is a critical step towards providing mental health support for vulnerable women.
Read the recommendations on our website.
Another recent study found that women who underwent regular maternal depression screening are more likely to avail of mental healthcare services before, during and after pregnancy.
Read this related article Maternal Depression Screening Is Causing More Women To Avail Of Mental Healthcare Services
in the Parent Herald
Posted on July 7, 2016, in Maternal Mental Health and tagged depression, maternal mental health, Mental Health, mental illness, pregnancy, US Preventive Services Task Force, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.