Connecticut Children's Medical Center

More Information on New Mothers and Depression

More Information on New Mothers and Depression

In late January, a government-appointed health panel - the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - recommended depression screening for women who are pregnant or have just given birth.

A local expert offers more in-depth information about this important recommendation.

"They (the USPST) use a tremendously rigorous process to review the evidence for procedures for services they recommend.  So, their stamp of approval and recognition that this is an important primary care service is wonderful for mothers and for children in this country," says Lisa Honigfeld, the associate director of the Office for...