Approximately 10%–15% of women in the United States experience postpartum depression (PPD), yet many providers in primary care settings feel ill-equipped to care for them. These women may delay seeking help or allow their symptoms to go untreated.
Support and Training to Enhance Primary Care for Postpartum Depression (STEP-PPD) provides information and resources to help providers better understand the symptoms of PPD. Its goal is to provide education, resources, and support to primary care providers for improved management of PPD in primary care settings.
STEP-PPD was developed by a multidiscipline panel of experts in women’s health, psychiatry, and primary care.
To review a Clinician's Pocket Guide which provides instructions and tips for providers in assessing and treating women for PPD, click here.