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Understanding the needs of women with postnatal depression

Karen Robertson Associate director of nursing, Mental health and learning disability, NHS Lanarkshire

This article provides an overview of postnatal depression, including strategies to detect the disorder, suggested referral pathways and examples of evidence-based interventions. The article is aimed at health and social care professionals involved in working with women and their families during pregnancy or in the postnatal period.

Correspondence Karen.robertson@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 24, 46,47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.07.24.46.47.c7912

Published in print: 21 July 2010

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review