Perinatal depression (previously known as postpartum depression) is seldom brought up by a new mother, so healthcare providers must screen for it carefully. However, sometimes they err on the side of caution in efforts to prevent the mother from harming herself or her baby. Experts discuss the balancing act.
Many patients want certainty in diagnoses, especially when they've had expensive diagnostic tests. However, those tests are often less certain in their results than people think, making patients sometimes doubt doctors' competence.