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Problem solving strategy can help prevent depression in low income mothers

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2909 (Published 15 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2909
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A simple problem solving education intervention shows promise in helping prevent depression in low income mothers, a randomised controlled trial published in JAMA Psychiatry has found.1

Maternal depression disproportionately affects low income and minority women. A cognitive behavioural programme was delivered to mothers who were enrolled in Head Start, an early learning programme that provides services for about a million low income families each year in the United States.

The study included 230 mothers who had depressed …

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