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28 Jul 2016


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) some time ago announced all new screening suggestions and guidelines which urge pediatricians to screen fathers and mothers for anxiety and depression during the first year of their infant's life. 

Clinical depression is amongst the most prevalent and debilitating mental health conditions in the U.S., it is twice as likely to have an effect on females as males, not to mention suicide is the second most prevalent reason for death for postpartum mothers.

Around 20% of new mothers deal with some type of depression or anxiety at some point during their baby's infancy. Yet unfortunately, depression is quite often undiscovered by a woman's primary healthcare provider and even by her...