TABLE 6.

Pediatricians’ Interest in New Strategies to Enhance Care of Maternal Depression

Very Likely or Almost Certainly Would Implement in Next 6 MonthsResponsible for Recognizing (n = 289)Not Responsible for Recognizing (n = 214)
Self-study, guided reading, if available31%19%
Attend continuing medical education, if available*20%13%
Ask about depression more46%28%
Consult mental health more42%34%
Use depression screening*11%5%
Use formal diagnostic criteria13%8%
Prescribe medication more often3%1%
  • * P < .05, χ2.

  • P < .01, χ2.

  • P < .001, χ2.