“Maternal Mental Health”
Perinatal (around the time of birth) mental health disorders are common difficulties of pregnancy. Perinatal depression is made up of major and minor depressive events during pregnancy and the first 12 months after delivery. It is estimated that 11%-19% of mothers suffer from perinatal depression. However, rates may be significantly higher among some subpopulations. Left untreated, post partum depression (PPD) is linked with several significant negative health impacts on the mother, her infant, and their families. PPD is linked with lower quality maternal-child relationship, and this change in emotional attachment can lead to physiologic changes and poorer cognitive outcomes in the infant. The purpose of this study is to determine the maternal mental health effect of postpartum depression screening and intervention during infants' short term hospitalizations. The study is also aiming to define effects of PPD short term hospitalization interventions on maternal PPD follow up and child health based on well child care (WCC), emergency department (ED) visits, hospital readmissions, and parent's feelings on child's health.
Behavioral - Standard of Care (SOC)
Mothers that meet inclusion criteria for the study, that score 10 or more on the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) that will receive Standard of care treatment. SOC treatment includes social work consult with information about follow up options for PPD.
Behavioral - SOC with Psychology Therapy (CBT)
Mothers that meet inclusion criteria for the study, that score 10 or more on the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) that will receive the experimental intervention. Intervention includes SOC treatment as well as psychology therapy (CBT) in the hospital.
Addressing Maternal Mental Health Needs During Pediatric Acute Care Hospitalizations