Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

Wendy Root Askew with her husband Dominick Askew and their son. When the little boy (now 6) was born, Root Askew struggled with postpartum depression. She likes California

California’s legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven’t increased the number of moms treated.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew)

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