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Here you will find a list of publications related to depression authored by staff in CDC's Division of Reproductive Health. These publications are only a few of the scientific and technical materials available. We recommend that you review abstracts of our reports and other publications by using the resources of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service. PubMedis a searchable database that provides abstracts of biomedical articles and reports. You also may be able to obtain full text articles (some services may require subscriptions to view full text articles). If you are seeking less technical information, please use the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus, which offers a wide range of information on diseases, disorders, treatments, drugs, and preventive services.

Recent Publication List

Farr SL, Ko JY, Burley K, Gupta S. Provider communication on perinatal depression: a population-based study. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015: 1-6.  

Farr SL, Denk CE, Dahms EW, Dietz PM. Evaluating universal education and screening for postpartum depression using population-based data. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014;23(8):657-63. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4586.

Creanga AA, Berg CJ, Ko JY, Farr SL, Tong VT, Bruce FC, Callaghan WM. Maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States: where are we now? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014;23(1):3-9. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4617.

Farr SL, Dietz PM, O'Hara MW, Burley K, Ko JY. Postpartum anxiety and comorbid depression in a population-based sample of women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014;23(2):120-8. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4438.

Farr SL, Bish CL. Preconception health among women with frequent mental distress: a population-based study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013;22(2):153-8. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3722. 

Farr SL, Dietz PM, Rizzo JH, Vesco KK, Callaghan WM, Bruce FC, Bulkley JE, Hornbrook MC, Berg CJ.
Health care utilisation in the first year of life among infants of mothers with perinatal depression or anxiety. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013;27(1):81-8. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12012.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. Mental Health Among Women of Reproductive Age [PDF-422KB] fact sheet (CDC Publication No. CS241823-A)  [PDF- 423KB]. Atlanta, GA: Government Printing Office; 2013.

O'Hara MW, Stuart S, Watson D, Dietz PM, Farr SL, D'Angelo D. Brief scales to detect postpartum depression and anxiety symptoms. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012;21(12):1237-43. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3612.

Ko JY, Farr SL, Dietz PM, Robbins CL. Depression and treatment among U.S. pregnant and nonpregnant women of reproductive age, 2005–2009.J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012;21(8):830-6. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2011.3466.

Farr SL, Hayes DK, Bitsko RH, Bansil P, Dietz PM. Depression, diabetes, and chronic disease risk factors among U.S. women of reproductive age. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011;8(6):A119. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

Farr SL, Dietz PM, Williams JR, Gibbs FA, Tregear S. Depression screening and treatment among nonpregnant women of reproductive age in the United States, 1990–2010 . Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 ;8(6):A122. Epub 2011 Oct 17.