MDedge: Obstetric hospitalists can screen for postpartum depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of pregnancy, and onset can occur at any time from pregnancy until up to 1 year post partum. Estimates of the prevalence of PPD in new mothers in the United States varied by state from 8% to 20% in 2012, with an overall average of 12%. Dr. Jane van Dis, OBHG hospitalist and medical director of business development, lays out the importance of screening for PPD and how obstetric hospitalists can play a key role. 

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