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Depression In Mothers

Background

1. Which of the following is a sign of depression?

A. Lack of energy.

B. Not sleeping or sleeping too much.

C. Not being hungry or overeating.

D. All of the above are signs of depression.


2. Some mothers with depression have trouble getting close to their babies and this affects the babies’ development.

A. True

B. False


Tips And Tools For Working With Mothers Who May Be Depressed

3. All of the following are ways to help improve a mother’s mood, except:

A. Provide her with a safe and accepting place to talk about her feelings.

B. Offer support for her feelings.

C. Encourage her to change-up her routine.

D. Remind her to keep positive people in her life.


4. Depression responds well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and medication, but has been shown not to respond to Problem-Solving Therapy.

A. True

B. False


5. For a strong referral system, providers have all of the following characteristics, except:

A. Provides a daycare area for children while the mothers are meeting with staff.

B. Accepts the kinds of insurance that the mothers have - or have a sliding fee scale so mothers can make payments that they can afford.

C. Speaks the languages of the mothers whom are being referred.

D. Offers evening and weekend hours to provide services to mothers who work all day during the week.


6. If mothers start feeling better, they should be encouraged to discontinue their medication and return to their normal routine.

A. True

B. False


7. In an emergency, a mother who is being threatened by others in the home should be:

A. Taken to a hospital emergency department for evaluation.

B. Referred to a domestic violence program.

C. Referred to a local homeless shelter for services.

D. All of the above.


Home Visiting

8. Many home visiting programs routinely screen for depression.

A. True

B. False


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

9. All of the following are true in regards to WIC, except:

A. WIC provides vouchers for a monthly package of nutritious foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.

B. Almost 20% of all infants born in the United States each year benefit from WIC.

C. Some women visit their local WIC offices for nutrition classes or breastfeeding support.

D. Some WIC programs have added the PHQ-2 to their enrollment forms so that they can identify which mothers may need some follow-up referrals for depression.


Engaging in Pleasant Activities Can Increase Mood and Improve Resilience

10. Just one pleasant activity can lead to another positive activity, less negative thoughts, more positive feelings, and more contacts with other people.

A. True

B. False


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