Journal article

Screening for depression with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and finding borderline personality disorder

Fiona Judd, Stephanie Lorimer, Richard H Thomson, Angela Hay

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore the range of psychiatric diagnoses seen in pregnant women who score above the 'cut-off' on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale when this is used as a routine screening instrument in the antenatal period. METHOD: Subjects were all pregnant women referred to and seen by the Perinatal Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Team of a tertiary public hospital over a 14-month period. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale score at maternity 'booking-in' visit, demographic and clinical data were recorded and diagnoses were made according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) criteria following clinical interview(s) and review o..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Psychiatry trainee S.L. received financial support for data analyses initially undertaken for the RANZCP Consultation-Liaison Scholarly Project through the Specialist Training Programme: Training more Specialist Doctors in Tasmania.