TABLE 7-1 Examples of Interventions Specifically Targeted to Depression in Parents

Intervention

Description

Citation

Population and Demographics

Setting

Prevention of Parents’ Depression

ROSE Program (Reach Out, Stand Strong, Essentials for New Mothers)

Interpersonal psychotherapy-based group intervention

Zlotnick et al. (2001, 2006)

Nondepressed pregnant women with at least one risk factor for depression (assessed by risk survey)

Prenatal clinic

 

Four weekly 60-minute group sessions delivered during pregnancy. Second trial included a 50-minute booster session after delivery

 

First trial

n = 35

Age: 23.4 (mean)

Race/ethnicity:

46% Caucasian

54% Non-Caucasian

SES: Receiving public assistance

Single-parent: 77%

Exclusion/inclusion criteria not reported

 

 

 

 

Second trial

n = 99

Age: 22.4 (mean)

Race/ethnicity:

28% Caucasian

44% Hispanic

17% African American

2% Asian

8% Other

SES: Receiving public assistance

Single-parent: 67%

Excluded: Substance abuse disorder; any current mental health treatment

 



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