Depression: Why Many New Mothers Will be Very Sad This Valentine’s Day

No matter how many hearts and flowers are delivered on Valentine’s Day, many young mothers will not be smiling. For reasons that they likely don’t understand, they are depressed and can’t seem to climb out of a very deep and dark abyss.   According to a recent report from the United States Preventative Services Task Force and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 10 percent of new mothers experience clinical depression which can be “lasting and serious.” This federal task force has recommended that women who have recently given birth be screened for depression.While this mandate for screening has been applauded by many healthcare providers, some have more questions about the treatment which can be prescribed from this diagnosis.“What are they going to do when they determine the woman is depressed?” asked Terri DeNeui, Founder of EVEXIAS Medical Centers.Therein lies