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[Correspondence] Perinatal depressive symptoms preceded by mental health problems

Longitudinal research by George Patton and colleagues (Aug 29, p 875)1 suggests that early intervention for mental health issues in adolescence and young adulthood might prevent later occurrences of depression. Although the authors acknowledge the part that social disadvantage and intimate partner violence might play in development of depression, they fail to highlight the potential of early intervention with intimate partner violence.