The Postpartum Depression (PPD) Patient Journey
The first supplement in this series highlights the patient perspective in postpartum depression (PPD) from the perinatal period to treatment pathways. This supplement details how PPD is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth,1-5 with the identification of key risk factors described, as well as common challenges related to timely diagnosis and available treatment. To support this supplement, interviews were conducted with patients who experienced PPD during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Their insights are included throughout the supplement. The objectives of this supplement are to highlight the many perspectives of women affected
by PPD, help to reduce the stigma around the disorder, and advocate that women affected by PPD have access to appropriate clinical care.
The Postpartum Depression (PPD) Patient Journey: The Provider Perspective
The second supplement in this series highlights the provider perspective in PPD from prenatal through the postpartum period, including reviewing the importance of screening and treating patients in a timely manner. This supplement illustrates the important role that the obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) can play in screening, diagnosing, and treating this patient population. Interviews were conducted among healthcare providers who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with PPD and their insights are included throughout the supplement. One of the goals of this supplement is to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention during the postpartum period and advocate that women affected by PPD have access to appropriate clinical care.
Postpartum Depression Supplement:
The Payer Perspective