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Depression Screening Works and Now It Can Work for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

By Amalia Corby-Edwards, MS (Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, APA Public Interest Directorate) You may not have heard much about this, but something just happened that could positively impact millions of women and their families. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) just included pregnant and postpartum women in the new depression screening guidelines.  Psychologists know that depression is common during pregnancy and after birth. Approximately one in seven […]

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There Are No Words: Postpartum Mood Disorders and Miriam Carey’s Death

Pregnant woman and spouse

By Walker Karraa, PhD (www.walkerkarraa.com) (APA Division of Trauma Psychology, 2014 Program  Co-Chair; Perinatal Mental Health Contributor, Science and Sensibility; American College of Nurse-Midwives) In 2010 a crowd gathered at the United States Capitol to celebrate the passage of the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act—legislation dedicated to comprehensive federal research, education and voluntary support services for postpartum depression. The MOTHERS Act was heralded as a landmark moment in the national discourse […]

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