Peripartum Mood Disorders

These are the facts

Importance of screening

  • Pediatricians are seeing moms when no one else is seeing them
  • Well-child care providers see mothers regularly in child’s first year of life
  • Mother’s mental health affects well-being of baby and family
  • Child’s developmental health is directly influenced by early relationship history
  • Screening new moms for depression can prevent a host of childhood problems

*View AAP Clinical Report on Maternal Depression

Oregon by the numbers

24% of women reported that they were depressed during and/or after pregnancy

48% of those women were still depressed when their child was 2 years old

7-8% of adults in Oregon meet the criteria for current depression


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Sherri Alderman, MD

Peter Boehm, MD

Kenneth Carlson, MD

RJ Gillespie, MD