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Impatient: Treating postpartum depression in LA

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In Los Angeles County, some pregnant women are already being screened, and getting the care that they need, through innovative programs at county hospitals.

Yesterday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that pregnant women and new mothers should be screened for depression. In Los Angeles County, some pregnant women are already being screened, and getting the care that they need, through innovative programs at county hospitals.

Southern California Public Radio's health reporter Rebecca Plevin has been talking with local doctors about postpartum depression and how it's being treated in LA. She joins A Martinez for a chat on the topic for our regular consumer health focused segment called "Impatient." 

If you'd like to hear the entire interview click on the link embedded at the top of this post. If you'd like to read Rebecca's breakdown of the issue, click here.

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