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3 questions to identify mom's depression

September 3, 2008 6:41:38 AM PDT
A new study shows three simple questions were just as good as conventional screening for identifying postpartum depression.Researchers in Denver had new mothers fill out several forms screening for the disorder. They found the shorter version of the form worked best.

The questions include, "I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong," "I have felt scared or panicky for not very good reason." and "I have been anxious or worried for not very good reason."

Postpartum depression is the most common problem new mother's face.

The findings are in this month's issue of Pediatrics.


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