Identification and Management of Perinatal Depression: Differences between Healthcare Providers

Identification and Management of Perinatal Depression: Differences between Healthcare Providers

Review Data

Purpose and Significance of Study: This is a cross-sectional survey to assess beliefs and practice behaviors of various healthcare providers with respect to identification and management of perinatal depression. This included obstetricians, family medicine practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse-midwives, registered nurses, nurse-practitioners, social workers, counselors, case workers, health educators, and registered dieticians. findings highlight the need for further education and training to increase awareness of mental health resources in the community, improve confidence related to diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood disorders, and to enhance communication between mental health specialists and healthcare providers in order to effectively identify and manage maternal depression. 


Fit with Scope of Journal: The manuscript is of high interest for the journal Case Reports in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive. 

o   The manuscript contains a few minor errors (already corrected in the galley proof, except the highlighted one, which requires the author’s attention), listed below –


The common errors are –

·       Omission of “,”, e.g., after “e.g.”, “i.e.”, “however”, “approximately” and so on.

·       “Caseworkers” must be written as a single word.

·       Omission of articles, e.g., before “providers’” in the 1st sentence of Objective in the Abstract, before “offspring” in the 4th sentence of the 1st paragraph of Introduction, and so on.

·       Words like “two-thirds”, “non-specialized” and “under-treated” must be hyphenated.

The other errors are –

In the Abstract –

  Under Objective –

·       “was” must be replaced with “were”.

In the Materials and Methods –

  Under Data analyses –

·       The 5th sentence “We performed…depression” is extremely long, making it hard to read or understand. So, it must be broken down and re-framed.

Author Info

Corresponding Author
Jenn A. Leiferman
Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 13, Apr 2020
Accepted: Tue 28, Apr 2020
Published: Wed 06, May 2020
© 2023 Jenn A. Leiferman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.CROGR.2020.01.04