1. McCabe , Jennifer E.
  2. Henderson , Lydia
  3. Davila , Rebecca Chuffo
  4. Segre , Lisa S.


Depression screening scales offer guidance on which mothers to flag for follow-up, but neither on how a mother will respond nor how to effectively approach a mother about her mental health. Nurses can improve identification and follow-up of depressed mothers in the neonatal intensive care unit by asking mothers about their perceived need for mental health treatment.