ERIC Number: EJ930563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Prenatal Depression: Best Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment
Choate, Laura H.; Gintner, Gary G.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n3 p373-382 Sum 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide counselors with an overview of best practices for the treatment of women who experience prenatal depression (PND). The authors first discuss issues in the screening and diagnosis of PND. Next, the 2 most common treatments, antidepressants and psychotherapy, are reviewed and discussed in relation to current best practice guidelines. Guidelines for counselors' roles in treatment and advocacy are also provided.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Guidelines, Psychotherapy, Depression (Psychology), Females, Pregnancy, Screening Tests, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Therapy, Counselor Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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