Barbara Hackley, CNM, MSN, is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Specialty. She earned her master's degree from Columbia University School of Nursing and is currently in clinical practice at Montefiore South Bronx Health Center, Bronx, NY.
Managing Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2010 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 55, Issue 1, pages 9–19, January-February 2010
How to Cite
Hackley, B., Sharma, C., Kedzior, A. and Sreenivasan, S. (2010), Managing Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 55: 9–19. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2009.06.004
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
Depression is one of the most commonly encountered conditions in women's health, but many providers lack the knowledge and skills needed to identify and manage depression in primary care settings. This article discusses strategies that can improve the identification and treatment of depression. In addition, it describes how these strategies were incorporated into an urban inner-city health center. These strategies used in this setting can be adapted for use in either comprehensive health care centers or in practices providing primarily obstetric and gynecologic services.