Update on adolescent motherhood and postpartum depression

Academic Article


  • Adolescent motherhood is a common and costly phenomenon, with almost a half million American girls becoming mothers every year in the United States. Postpartum depression is also common, with an estimated 53% to 61% of teen mothers affected. Psychiatric nurses can intervene by recognizing the high rate of postpartum depression among teen girls, screening, and referring to treatment when necessary. © SLACK Incorporated.
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    Author List

  • McGuinness TM; Medrano B; Hodges A
  • Start Page

  • 15
  • End Page

  • 18
  • Volume

  • 51
  • Issue

  • 2