A dyadic approach to perinatal depression treatment in primary care

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Perinatal depression affects 10-20% of pregnant and postpartum individuals, impairing parenting self-efficacy and mother-infant interactions and contributing to negative maternal-child outcomes. This research will test comprehensive perinatal depression treatment, Maternal Infant and Dyadic Care (MInD), which includes a brief version of the Promoting First Relationships parenting intervention implemented within perinatal collaborative care, against perinatal collaborative care (CC) only. The aims of this study are to (1) compare the effects of MInD vs. usual perinatal CC on depression, (2) explore associations between parenting self-efficacy, dyadic interaction, and depression to inform a mediational hypothesis, and (3) examine and compare care utilization, trial feasibility, and perceived match of treatment to patient need. 

Project Period:
February 15, 2021 December 31, 2023

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Geographic Area(s):
King County

Practice Type(s):
Primary Care

Patient Population(s):
Perinatal (pregnant and new moms)

Targeted Condition(s):
Anxiety, Depression