Maternal depression in an urban pediatric practice: implications for health care delivery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A scale to measure depressive symptomatology was administered to mothers attending an urban pediatric primary care center. Over 50 per cent of the female heads of households were Black or low income and depressed. This suggests that the provider of pediatric primary care should recognize depression and make appropriate referrals or intervention, since depressed mothers may have a diminished ability to respond to the emotional needs of their children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orr, ST; James, S

Published Date

  • April 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 365

PubMed ID

  • 6703166

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1651493

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.74.4.363


  • eng