Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Two Studies Address Pregnancy-Related Depression
NY Times: Pregnancy, Depression and Acupuncture, by Lisa Belkin:
Two studies released in the past few days address the the prevalence and treatment of depression during and after pregnancy.
The first, published online by the journal Pediatrics, finds that a startling percentage of low-income, urban mothers show symptoms of post-partum depression. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center screened 198 mothers of children between the ages of two weeks and 14 months who brought their children for check-ups at the center’s outpatient pediatric clinic. More than half of those mothers — 56 percent — met the clinical criteria for a diagnosis of some degree of depression. . . .