How many infants are born to mothers who are depressed?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that more than 400,000 infants are born each year to mothers who are depressed. The AAP encourages pediatric practices to create a system to better identify postpartum depression to ensure a healthier parent-child relationship. [88]


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