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Screening and Treatment for Women With Mood Disorders Associated With Reproductive Events

Marlene P. Freeman, MD

Published: December 14, 2007

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Federal legislation is currently under consideration in the United States to make screening for postpartum mood disorders mandatory and increase funding for research and treatment of postpartum women with mental illness. The passage of this legislation would represent an excellent investment in the health of women and families. Its implementation would also introduce important health care delivery challenges, such as the development of large screening programs and allocation of resources.’ ‹

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