The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) seeks input on postpartum depression interventions

USPSTF recently posted a draft research plan on interventions to prevent postpartum depression.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently posted a draft research plan on interventions to prevent postpartum depression. The Practice Organization encourages psychologists to submit input to USPSTF, which is accepting public comments through June 15, 2016.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 out of 10 women experience frequent postpartum depressive symptoms. Additional information on postpartum depression is available through the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. Also, APA’s Public Interest Directorate offers an online brochure on postpartum depression in several languages.

USPSTF is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The task force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services and preventive medications. APA is a dissemination and implementation partner of the task force.