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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG45/2
Question: Interventions for women with subthreshold symptoms of depression and/or anxiety:- A randomised controlled trial should be conducted to compare the efficacy and cost effectiveness of an intervention for women with chronic subthreshold symptoms of depression and anxiety with usual maternity and primary care. The intervention should be a brief psychoeducational intervention. Primary outcome measures may include symptoms of depression and anxiety, and there should be a 1 year follow-up period.
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Why this is important:- Depression and anxiety in the postnatal period can have a serious impact on a womanâ??s ability to cope with day-to-day life, including looking after her infant and other children in the family. Even subthreshold symptoms can affect a womanâ??s general functioning and the development of her infant. Treating subthreshold symptoms may prevent escalation of symptoms into a diagnosis of depression or anxiety, and also improve a womanâ??s ability to cope.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Number: CG45
Date issued: Feb 2007

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: Yes
Cost of treatment: Yes
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: Numbers removed. Titles integrated
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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