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Perinatal depression affects approximately 10 to 20 percent of women during pregnancy or the first 12 months postpartum. Increased attention has been given to the prevalence of and screening for perinatal depression, yet little research addresses help seeking for this issue. The overall barriers and facilitators of help seeking among these women have yet to be addressed in a systematic way. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify studies that focused on help seeking among women with perinatal depression. Nineteen articles met the inclusion criteria discussed below and were included in this review. Barriers to help seeking for women with perinatal depression include social (e.g. stigma), structural (e.g. provider unavailable) and instrumental factors (e.g. cost). Facilitators of help seeking for women with perinatal depression were limited in scope. Recommendations for policy and the role of social workers are discussed.
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Name: Social work in public health
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The branch of medicine dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period. The perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of gestation and ends twenty-eight days after birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.
Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.
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Obstetrics and gynaecology
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