Perinatal Depression Remains Underreported Despite Increased Awareness, Experts Say

The Detroit Free Press (8/18) reports that the “American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates one in seven women experience depression during pregnancy or within 12 months of delivery.” Yet despite increasing awareness “of postpartum depression or ‘the baby blues,’ anxiety and depression during pregnancy remain underreported, with no standard screening procedures in place, experts say.” Less than “20% of women diagnosed during postpartum had self-reported symptoms, according to” ACOG. In a May report, ACOG recommended that women be screened for depression “at least once.”

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— “Depression doesn’t always wait until the baby comes,” Alison Bowen, Detroit Free Press, August 18, 2015.

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