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.
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For more details and to read the full study, please visit the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/ jamapsychiatry.2017.1001)

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