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Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions

Release Date: February 2019

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant and postpartum persons

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions.


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

See the Clinical Considerations section for information on risk assessment.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: February 2019

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. February 2019. in adults

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