Primary care physicians can help prevent, manage postpartum depression
7 monthes ago - By Healio
Leslie Hartley Gise
Up to one in seven women experience postpartum depression, but with proper treatment, recovery is possible, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
Primary care physicians are crucial members of the caregiving team that can help manage and even thwart postpartum depression.
To aid in preventing the condition, PCPs should ask their patient if they have a personal or family history of depression, other mental illness or substance use disorders prior to birth, Leslie Hartley Gise, MD, clinical professor department of psychiatry at John A. Burns School of Medicine at
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