Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 3, P780-797 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0169 View full text
Emily Feinberg, Megan V. Smith, Reshma Naik

Abstract: The under-identification of depressive symptoms among low-income, minority women contributes to disparities in mental health outcomes. Pediatric visits offer a new venue for the identification of such symptoms. We explored women’s views related to depression screening during pediatric well-child visits in interviews conducted with 42 mothers of diverse ethnicities. Women considered their child’s pediatric provider to be an appropriate person with whom to discuss their emotional health and were aware of the in…

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