Catriona Hippman


Catriona Hippman, PhD, CGC is a postdoctoral research fellow with the BC Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program, the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing. Her fellowship work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, a Michael Smith Health Research BC Fellowship, the Killam Trusts, the University of Calgary Eyes High Program, as well as the BC Women’s Health Foundation. She was recently awarded the Early Career Researcher Award in Women’s Mental Health by the Women’s Health Research Institute

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We have a tool to help prevent suicide during pregnancy and postpartum. Why does the task force recommend against using it?

In 2022, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care released recommendations against using a tool (the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale – EPDS) to screen for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum. These recommendations do not agree with those made by experts in B.C. and Ontario; and around the world in Australia, the United States, England and Scotland. It is important that we look closely at these recommendations and try to understand why they differ.

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