New guidelines suggest that women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth.
The move came after researchers found new evidence that shows maternal mental illness is much more common than previously thought.
Additionally, they found evidence suggesting that postpartum depression begins during pregnancy.
The guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services task force also suggest that adults should also visit their primary care provider to be screened for depression at some point.
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