The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/14, Hamill) reports, “In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind on depression in new mothers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that about one in seven women have experienced the illness before, during or after pregnancy. The study…involved screening 10,000 new mothers at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC over four years ending in 2011.”
On its “All Things Considered” program and in its “Shots” blog, NPR (3/13, Neighmond) reports that “the study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, finds that among women followed for a year after delivery, some 22 percent had been depressed. The study also recommends that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression.”
— “University of Pittsburgh researchers find depression affects about 1 in 7 new mothers, “Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 14, 2013.