Support and Training to Enhance Primary Care for Postpartum Depression

Overcoming Barriers and Targeted Methods

Women'’'s experiences and perceptions, both positive and negative, can affect the way they will react to provider-initiated attempts to screen and assess them for PPD. Click on the following links to learn more about the most common provider-oriented and patient-oriented barriers to screening and assessing women with PPD, with suggestions for circumventing each set of barriers.

The following chart presents some of the most common patient-oriented barriers to screening and assessing women with PPD, with suggestions for circumventing each set of barriers.

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Common Provider-Oriented Barriers and Solutions

For more information on barriers to screening and assessing PPD in these specific subpopulations, click on each group name below:

Even the best intentioned providers may unwittingly present barriers to accurately detecting and assessing PPD in practice. Determine if you have experienced any of these common provider-oriented barriers 35 to screening and assessment, and learn ways to overcome these barriers and enhance your skills in this area.