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Intervention Protocol

Antidepressant prevention of postnatal depression

  1. LM Howard*,
  2. S Hoffbrand,
  3. C Henshaw,
  4. L Boath,
  5. E Bradley

Editorial Group: Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group

Published Online: 21 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004363


How to Cite

Howard LM, Hoffbrand S, Henshaw C, Boath L, Bradley E. Antidepressant prevention of postnatal depression (Protocol). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004363. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004363.

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychiatry, Box PO29, London, UK

*LM Howard, Box PO29, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AF, UK. spjelmh@iop.kcl.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2003

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

1. To evaluate the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs in addition to standard clinical care in the prevention of postnatal depression.

2. To compare the effectiveness of different antidepressant drugs and with any other form of prevention for postnatal depression i.e. hormonal, psychological or social support.

3. To assess any adverse effects of antidepressant drugs in either the mother or the foetus / infant.