National Survey Reveals Widespread Misunderstanding about Postpartum Depression, the Most Common Medical Complication of Childbirth

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HealthyWomen announced the results from a national survey of more than 1,000 women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant about their experience with and knowledge of postpartum depression (PPD). The survey, conducted by HealthyWomen and sponsored by Sage Therapeutics, sought to identify the perception and level of awareness of PPD, as well as any correlating communication gaps between expecting mothers and their healthcare professionals. The results show more education and dialogue are needed to increase understanding of PPD, despite being the most common medical complication of childbirth.


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