"Perinatal Depression in Minority and Underserved Rural Women"

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Veronica K. Freeman, Director (Creator)
Dr. Leonard Holmes, Associate Professor (Creator)
Dr. Frankie Denise Powell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Dr. Guo Wei, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Perinatal depression is defined as major and minor depressive episodes that occur either during pregnancy or within the first 12 months following delivery. As the number of individuals with depressions rises globally, the number of new mothers with perinatal depression is predicted to rise from five percent to twenty-five percent depending upon the assessment method, the timing of the assessment and population characteristics. Studies of this form of depression include Caucasian and African American populations, however, do not include Native American and Hispanic populations. The goals of this project were to estimate the prevalence of postpartum depression in Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and Native American women, determine any racial or ethnic differences and develop more effective treatment plans.

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Perinatal Depression
Language: English
Date: 2012
Perinatal Depression, Depression Variances, Postpartum Depression, Treatment Plans, Treatment Strategies, Rural Women, Ethnic Women, Minority Women, Native American Women, African American Women, Caucasian Women, Hispanic Women

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