Postpartum major depression: detection and treatment.

  title={Postpartum major depression: detection and treatment.},
  author={C Neill Epperson},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={59 8},
  pages={2247-54, 2259-60}
Postpartum major depression occurs in approximately one of 10 childbearing women and is considerably underdiagnosed. If left untreated, the disorder can have serious adverse effects on the mother and her relationship with significant others, and on the child's emotional and psychologic development. A simple screening instrument can be used to increase the detection of postpartum major depression. Although few well-controlled studies have been done to support the use of any one modality, the… CONTINUE READING

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