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
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..View full abstract
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.