Friday, December 20, 2013

State Health and Health Team Works release pregnancy-related depress guideline

HealthTeamWorks and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are releasing their Pregnancy-Related Depression Guideline. This new resource supplements the widely used Adult Depression Guideline previously developed by HealthTeamWorks. PRD is a mood disorder that occurs during pregnancy or up to one year postpartum and is the most common complication of pregnancy among women in Colorado. It can adversely affect the health of the women, developing fetuses and babies. PRD is either not detected and/or inadequately treated too often. The supplement covers risk factors, cross-cultural considerations and suggested approaches. HealthTeamWorks and CDPHE will continue their collaboration in 2013-14 to implement the PRD supplemental guideline in diverse settings around Colorado. To learn more, contact Krista Beckwith at CDPHE. 

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