Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Postpartum depression rising, in need of new strategies

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It's estimated that 20 percent of new mothers end up suffering from postpartum depression, and that many of them can develop more serious psychological problems if the depression remained untreated.

As such, the U.S. House of Representatives are strongly suggesting that health agencies look deeper into the problem in order to prevent further encroachment in addition to deeper studies into the psychological consequences of abortions.

With the bill passing the House by a 382-3 vote, it will now go to the Senate for debate. and now goes to the Senate. In the bill is a $3 million stipend for use in increasing awareness of postpartum depression and the anxiety and irritability it can cause.

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