Federal Government Emphasizes Post-partum Depression Screening, Treatment

A recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is bringing new attention to post-partum depression and its treatment. The government panel, whose expert members are appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says women should be screened for depression both during pregnancy and after giving birth. The decision means that screening must now be treated by health plans as a covered service under the Affordable Care Act. Read more