Intervening to reduce depression after birth: a systematic review of the randomized trials

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. Spring 2004;20(2):128-44. doi: 10.1017/s0266462304000911.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials of nonpharmaceutical and nonhormonal interventions to reduce postnatal depression was carried out to summarize the effectiveness of interventions grouped in terms of the nature and timing of the intervention and whether the trial population was universal, selective, or indicated.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Depression, Postpartum / prevention & control*
  • Depression, Postpartum / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic