TABLE 4.

Depression Management for Last Recalled Case by Pediatricians (n = 391)

Management Strategy (Multiple Answers Allowed)
Refer to mental health29%
Refer to mother’s primary care provider*22%
Counseling by pediatrician
 <5 min32%
 ≥5 min18%
Recommend lifestyle changes to help27%
Involve family members18%
Schedule with pediatrician more often18%
Refer to self-help or support group13%
Treat with medication2%
Watchful waiting only14%
Not involved in management22%
  • * Postpartum depression 28% versus maternal depression 17%; P < .01, χ2.

  • Postpartum depression 22% versus maternal depression 14%; P < .05, χ2.