Navigation Links
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
Date:6/24/2011

FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with depression receive inconsistent treatment and, as a result, may spend more time in the hospital before their babies are born, a new study finds.

Researchers followed 20 health care providers at six Michigan clinics and found a lack of uniformity in treating pregnant women with depression. Often, health care providers felt burdened by the responsibility of needing to make instant decisions about issues, and there was great variation in those decisions -- even within the same clinic.

"There was no system-level support for providers. They felt as if they were making decisions out on an island," principal investigator Dr. Christie Palladino, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Georgia Health Sciences University, said in a university news release.

In addition, many of the providers were uncomfortable talking about depression with both patients and mental health care providers.

All these factors combined may explain why fewer than half of pregnant women with depression receive treatment for the mental health disorder, Palladino and colleagues said.

The study appears in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry.

In a prior study, Palladino found that pregnant women with depression have much longer hospital stays (more than 24 hours prior to delivery) than pregnant women without depression.

"That's a long time for an otherwise healthy woman to be in the hospital before going into labor," Palladino said. "It has serious consequences for the mother, for the family and for the hospital system in terms of time and cost."

More information

The U.S. National Women's Health Information Center has more about depression during and after pregnancy.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Georgia Health Sciences University, news release, June 15, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Sexting Common for Those Who Cheat: Study
2. 200,000 patients treated for cardiac arrest annually in US hospitals, Penn study shows
3. Drug Use May Play Role in 25% of Driver Deaths, Study Finds
4. Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study
5. New genetic risk factors of lupus found in study of African-American women
6. Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study
7. Menthol cigarettes marketed in predatory pattern, Stanford study shows
8. Study: Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use increases fracture risk in lung disease patients
9. Study of phytoremediation benefits of 86 indoor plants published
10. Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study
11. NEJM study: New drug represents breakthrough in treatment of hepatitis C
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American ... Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. ... including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent ... “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung ... ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are ... labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like ... any needed testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was ... Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member ... independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: