Try Sertraline or Escitalopram if a Med Is Needed for Postpartum Depression

More emphasis will be put on identifying and treating postpartum depression...since women are often reluctant to seek care.

Many moms have the "baby blues" for a couple weeks after delivery. But about 12% will develop postpartum depression, which lasts longer.

Screen all postpartum women at least once...usually with the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. It's preferred over the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire for identifying postpartum depression.

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