From Rutgers: Rutgers Panelists- Increasing Awareness, Ending Stigma Is Critical in Addressing Perinatal/Postpartum Depression

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dsc_0210An article from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School opens the conversation about something many women experience: perinatal/postpartum depression.

As many as one in seven women experience postpartum depression, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry; but despite its frequency and the overwhelming success rates of treatment, the vast majority of women—up to 85 percent—receive no professional treatment for the condition. Experts at a recent forum on perinatal/postpartum depression say a change is long overdue, calling for increased awareness among women and clinicians, advocacy, and systemic changes in the approach to collaborative treatment.”

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