Detecting women at risk for postpartum mood disorders.


MANY THINK of the postpartum period as a happy, wonderful time. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for 10% to 20% of new mothers who are diagnosed with a postpartum mood disorder (PMD).1 In this article, after telling you about the disorders and current screening methods, I’ll describe the proactive approach we took at York (Pa.) Hospital to identify women… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000312632.43047.f1