National Task Force Promotes Screening for Depression Among Pregnant Women

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Roughly 10 to 15 percent of women develop some form of maternal depression each year in the United States. But despite a growing awareness of this disorder, many women with depression go undiagnosed and untreated. Forum discusses the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recent public appeal for better screening procedures to diagnose and treat prenatal and postpartum depression.

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Karina Davidson, psychologist and director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center

Meg Earls, psychologist & chair of Postpartum Depression Task Force at California Pacific Medical Center

Katherine Williams, clinical associate professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine; director of Women's Wellness Clinic