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The treatment of postnataldepression: a comprehensive literature review The treatment of postnataldepression: a comprehensive literature review The treatment of postnataldepression: a comprehensive literature review Boath E, Henshaw C Authors' objectives To evalute treatments of postnataldepression. Searching MEDLINE, PsycLIT, Sociofile, CINAHL and COPAC databases, and published books held by the British Library, were searched from 1964 to 2000 for publications in the English language (...) . The keywords used were 'postnataldepression', 'postpartumdepression', 'puerperaldepression' and 'treatment'. In addition, the references in retrieved publications were examined, and Marce Society conference proceedings and abstracts were searched. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review There were no restrictions on the study designs eligible for inclusion in the review. The included studies were RCTs, quasi-controlled studies, cohort studies, open studies, descriptive
Review of validation studies of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale Review of validation studies of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale Review of validation studies of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale Eberhard-Gran M, Eskild A, Tambs K, Opjordsmoen S, Samuelsen S O Authors' objectives To review validation studies of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS). SearchingMEDLINE and Science Citation Index Expanded were searched from 1987 (when the EPDS waslaunched) to (...) October 2000. The search terms were 'Edinburgh postnatal depression scale', 'EPDS' and 'validation'. Reference lists in identified publications were screened for additional studies. No language restrictions were reported. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Validation studies were eligible for inclusion. Specific interventions included in the review Studies of the EPDS wereeligible for inclusion. In the included studies, the cut-off value of the EPDS rangedfrom 8.5
Antidepressant drug treatment for postnataldepression. BACKGROUND: Postnataldepression is a common disorder, which can have profound short and long term effects on maternal morbidity, the new infant and the family as a whole. Social factors appear to be particularly important in the aetiology and prognosis of postnataldepression and treatment is often largely social support and psychological interventions. It is not known whether antidepressants are an effective and safe choice for treatment (...) with pharmaceutical companies and experts in the field. SELECTION CRITERIA: All trials were considered in which women with depression in the first six months postpartum were randomised to receive antidepressants alone or in combination with another treatment, or to receive any other treatment including placebo. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Data was extracted independently from the trial reports by the reviewers. Missing information was requested from investigators wherever possible. Data was sought to allow
Oestrogens and progestogens for preventing and treating postnataldepression. BACKGROUND: Postnataldepression, with a prevalence of at least 10%, is probably the most common complication of the puerperium. A deficiency or imbalance of sex hormones has repeatedly been suggested as a cause. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to evaluate the role of oestrogens and progestogens in the prevention and treatment of postnataldepression. SEARCH STRATEGY: The register of clinical trials (...) maintained and updated by the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. SELECTION CRITERIA: All trials were considered in which pregnant or postpartum women (up to 18 months) were randomised to receive postpartum oestrogen or progestogen or placebo for the treatment or prevention of postnataldepression. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two published randomised placebo controlled trials were identified for inclusion in the analyses for this review. One study was excluded. MAIN RESULTS: Depot norethisterone
A controlled study of fluoxetine and cognitive-behavioural counselling in the treatment of postnataldepression. 9099116 1997 04 30 1997 04 30 2013 11 21 0959-8138 314 7085 1997 Mar 29 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ A controlled study of fluoxetine and cognitive-behavioural counselling in the treatment of postnataldepression. 932-6 To study the effectiveness of fluoxetine and cognitive-behavioural counselling in depressive illness in postnatal women: to compare fluoxetine and placebo, six (...) and 95% confidence limits on the revised clinical interview schedule, the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale and the Hamilton depression scale. Highly significant improvement was seen in all four treatment groups. The improvement in subjects receiving fluoxetine was significantly greater than in those receiving placebo. The improvement after six sessions of counselling was significantly greater than after a single session. Interaction between counselling and fluoxetine was not statistically
Transdermal oestrogen for treatment of severe postnataldepression. 8598756 1996 04 25 1996 04 25 2015 06 16 0140-6736 347 9006 1996 Apr 06 Lancet (London, England) Lancet Transdermal oestrogen for treatment of severe postnataldepression. 930-3 Postnataldepression can have long-term adverse consequences for the mother, for the marital relationship, and for the infant's psychological development. Such depressions can be severe and resistant to both support and counselling and to therapy (...) with antidepressant drugs. We investigated the antidepressant efficacy of oestrogen given transdermally. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 61 women with major depression, which began within 3 months of childbirth and persisted for up to 18 months postnatally, were allocated randomly active treatment (n=34; 3 months of transdermal 17 beta-oestradiol 200 micrograms daily alone, then 3 months with added cyclical dydrogesterone 10mg daily for 12 days each month) or placebo (n=27; placebo patches
Counselling in a general practice setting: controlled study of health visitor intervention in treatment of postnataldepression. 2493868 1989 05 03 1989 05 03 2013 10 02 0959-8138 298 6668 1989 Jan 28 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Counselling in a general practice setting: controlled study of health visitor intervention in treatment of postnataldepression. 223-6 To determine whether counselling by health visitors is helpful in managing postnataldepression. Controlled, random order trial (...) . Health centres in Edinburgh and Livingston. Sixty women identified as depressed by screening at six weeks post partum and by psychiatric interview at about 13 weeks post partum. Five women did not wish to participate, and a further five did not complete the trial. Age, social and obstetric factors, and diagnosis were similar in women who completed the trial and those who withdrew. Eight weekly counselling visits by health visitors who had been given a short training in counselling for postnatal