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A national approach to perinatal mental health in Australia: exercising caution in the roll-out of a public health initiative

Marie-Paule Austin, Nicole Reilly, Jeannette Milgrom and Bryanne Barnett
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (2): 111.

To the Editor: A timely article by Yelland and colleagues in the 7 September 2009 issue of the Journal1 correctly identifies postnatal depression as a significant public health issue.

Marie-Paule Austin, Professorial Chair1
Nicole Reilly, Research Coordinator1
Jeannette Milgrom, Professor of Psychology2
Bryanne Barnett, Conjoint Professor3
1 Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health, St John of God Health Care, Sydney, NSW.
2 School of Behavioural Science, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
3 School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
Article References: 
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Yelland JS, Sutherland GA, Wiebe JL, et al. A national approach to perinatal mental health in Australia: exercising caution in the roll-out of a public health initiative. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 276-279.
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1
PubMed ID: 
19740052
Reference Text: 
beyondblue: the national depression initiative. National Action Plan for Perinatal Mental Health 2008–2010. http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=4.665&tmp=FileDownload&fid=1057 (accessed Sep 2009).
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2
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Leigh B, Milgrom J. Acceptability of antenatal screening for depression in routine antenatal care. Aust J Adv Nurs 2007; 24: 14-18.
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3
PubMed ID: 
17518160
Reference Text: 
Boyce P, Stubbs J, Todd A. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: validation for an Australian sample. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 1993; 27: 472-476.
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4
PubMed ID: 
8250792
Reference Text: 
Priest S, Austin MP, Barnett B, Buist A. A psychosocial risk assessment model (PRAM) for use with pregnant and postpartum women in primary care settings. Arch Womens Ment Health 2008; 11: 307-317.
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5
PubMed ID: 
18726142

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