ASSESSMENT OF SCREENING AND TREATMENT PRACTICES OF PERINATAL MOOD DISORDERS AMONG OBSTETRICIAN-GYNECOLOGISTS IN GEORGIA Open Access

Freeman, Shalonda (2012)

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Abstract


Perinatal mood disorders (PMD) encompass a variety of psychiatric disorders, ranging from
anxiety and depression to psychosis, which may manifest during pregnancy and the first year
postpartum. These disorders can have a devastating effect on the mother, infant and family;
therefore, it is important to screen women for these problems and to provide adequate treatment.
Obstetrician-gynecologists are in a key position to identify women in need of psychological care
because of the frequent interaction they have with women during pregnancy and postpartum.
This study explored the screening and treatment practices of PMD among obstetrician-
gynecologists in Georgia through the employment of an anonymous, web-based survey. The data
collected provided a preliminary view of the status of screening and treatment of PMD among
obstetrician-gynecologists and the need for better resources and training. Further assessment is
needed to appropriately make any conclusive statements regarding the screening and treatment
practices of obstetrician-gynecologists in Georgia concerning PMD.
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Table of Contents
Abstract .......................................................................................................................................... iv
Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... vii
List of Tables .................................................................................................................................. x
List of Figures ................................................................................................................................. x
Chapter 1: Introduction ................................................................................................................... 1
Introduction and Rationale .............................................................................................................. 1
Problem Statement .......................................................................................................................... 1
Purpose Statement ........................................................................................................................... 3
Research Questions ......................................................................................................................... 3
Significance Statement.................................................................................................................... 3
Definition of Terms......................................................................................................................... 4
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature ............................................................................................... 5
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Review of Literature ....................................................................................................................... 5
Physicians' Perceptions of Addressing Perinatal Depression ........................................... 5
Societal Support for Perinatal Depression ....................................................................... 10
Summary of Current Problem and Study Relevance .................................................................... 12
Chapter 3: Methodology ............................................................................................................... 13
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 13
Population and Sample ................................................................................................................. 13
Research Design............................................................................................................................ 13
Data Collection Procedures ........................................................................................................... 14
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Document Outline
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Chapter 1
  • Introduction
    • Introduction and Rationale
    • Problem Statement
    • Purpose Statement
    • Research Questions
    • Significance Statement
    • Definition of Terms
  • Chapter 2
  • Review of the Literature
    • Introduction
    • Review of Literature
      • Physicians' Perceptions of Addressing Perinatal Depression
      • Societal Support for Perinatal Depression
    • Summary of Current Problem and Study Relevance
  • Chapter 3
  • Methodology
    • Introduction
    • Population and Sample
    • Research Design
    • Data Collection Procedures
    • Instruments
    • Data Analysis
    • Limitations and Delimitations
  • Chapter 4
  • Results
    • Introduction
    • Findings
      • Demographic Characteristics
      • Screening Practices
      • Treatment Practices
      • Training and Resources
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5
  • Discussion
    • Introduction
    • Summary of Study
    • Conclusion
      • Screening Practices
      • Treatment Practices
      • Training and Resources
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
    • Summary
  • References
  • Appendix A: Emory IRB Determination Letter
  • Appendix B: Physician Screening and Treatment Practices for PMD Survey

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