- A new recommendation calls for more perinatal depression screenings
- Screening involves a questionnaire that takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete
(CNN)One in seven women experience depression during pregnancy or the first year after giving birth, yet many may not realize it or report their concerns to clinicians. A new proposal by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could help change that. It recommends that all women who are pregnant or within a year of giving birth be screened for perinatal depression, as it's called.