I had so many risk factors for postpartum depression that it would have been a miracle if I hadn’t gotten sick. The problem is that no one ever told me that. I was never screened for a maternal mental illness and I suffered because of it. Now I want to make sure that every medical professional screens every mom every time they can.

Risk factors for postpartum depression aren't being shared with pregnant women and their families. Pregnant women and new moms are not being screened and not getting the help they need. This is the information that pregnant women and new moms need.

Walking after Midnight: One woman's experience with postpartum depression

Kate Abbott is a goodwill ambassador who offers hope to those in the darkness of postpartum depression.

Depression screening during pregnancy helps treat moms at risk for postpartum depression.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/13/174214166/postpartum-depression-affects-1-in-7-women?ft=1=1128=tw

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

NPR: A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression. It's normal.

Postpartum Depression Screening

Screening for postpartum depression not only provides useful information to help the patient move forward and get treatment, but it also sends a message to that mother that she is cared for and that it’s okay to ask for help.

Postpartum Depression Screening Scale™ (PDSS™) - Main

The (PDSS™) Postpartum Depression Screening Scale™, published by WPS for clinicians, educators and researchers, can be purchased online.

SSRI Antidepressants Not Associated with Cardiovascular Defects

Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders - MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

Postpartum Depression Screening | Professionals | Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA) is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all families in the greater Austin area receive the support they need during pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and…

Postpartum depression: Moving toward improved screening with a new app  |  PM360

Postpartum depression: Moving toward improved screening with a new app | PM360

Start App postpartum depression

Answers to the most common questions about postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and more.

New recommendations call for more rigorous screenings for pregnancy and postpartum depression as well as other mental health disorders.

Something Is Finally Being Done About Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Image Source: Thinkstock In a big move for well, really everyone, the U. Preventive Services Task Force issued new recommendations this year that pregnant and postpartum women have more rigorous …

Clinical tools for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression screening tools, algorithms and toolkits for obstetricians, pediatricians, social workers, family practice docs and nurses.

Pediatricians Have the Power to Improve Moms' Mental Health :   Source: Adobe Stock/michaeljung  By Christiane Manzella Phd and Deena Blanchard MD  Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety are one of the most common pregnancy-related complications affecting as many as 1 in 5 new mothers (and those numbers are significantly higher among mothers with low socioeconomic status). At the Seleni Institute in Manhattan we see women daily for…

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