Nav: Home

Clinical trial examines maternal depression strategy at head start

June 14, 2017

Maternal depression disproportionately affects low-income and minority women. So is a problem-solving intervention at Head Start efficacious at preventing depressive symptom episodes among at-risk, low-income mothers?

Michael Silverstein, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Medical Center, and coauthors conducted a randomized clinical trial of 230 Head Start mothers to try to find out.
-end-
For more details and to read the full study, please visit the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/ jamapsychiatry.2017.1001)

Editor's Note: The article contains funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

The JAMA Network Journals

Related Boston Medical Center Articles:

Boston Medical Center develops EHR-based social needs screener to improve patient outcomes
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has implemented a social determinants of health screener for primary care patients in order to better identify and address patients' unmet social needs.
Boston Medical Center, Head Start partner to prevent maternal depression
Boston Medical Center, in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development's Head Start program, has helped mothers experience a 40 percent reduction in the emergence of clinically significant depressive symptom episodes.
Through grant & telemedicine, Boston Medical Center expanding access to epilepsy care
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand access to high quality care for underserved populations of children and youth with epilepsy and related disorders.
Boston medical center launches new opioid urgent care center
Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), has launched a new opioid urgent care center to give patients with substance use disorders rapid access to a full continuum of treatment services.
Boston Medical Center's adult, pediatric trauma centers re-verified by ACS
Boston Medical Center's Trauma Center has been re-verified as a Level I adult trauma center and a Level II pediatric trauma center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
More Boston Medical Center News and Boston Medical Center Current Events

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Erasing The Stigma
Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push past — and even erase — the stigma. Guests include musician and comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Thomas Insel, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda, anxiety and depression researcher Olivia Remes, and entrepreneur Sangu Delle.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype
Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This...