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Hopkins looks at screening for postpartum depression

April 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Depression

An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of pregnant women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that plagues new mothers with persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion and anxiety that can last up to a year after giving birth. In women with a history of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, the rates rise to 35 percent to 40 percent.        

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