Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Playing Expanded Role In Postpartum Depression Screening

US News & World Report (6/2, Olivero) reports that “pediatric healthcare [professionals] are playing an expanded role in screening” for postpartum depression in new mothers as “research underscores the importance of healthy mother-baby relationships to an infant’s brain development.” The American Academy of Pediatrics “recommends universal surveillance and screening of postpartum depression by pediatric care [professionals], and national health care quality measures now include maternal depression,” US News reports. Insurers are also beginning to cover for screening of postpartum depression.

Related Links:

— “How Pediatricians are Helping Moms With Postpartum Depression,” Magaly Olivero, U.S. News & World Report, June 1, 2015.

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