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.
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Experts discuss the balancing act that arises when healthcare providers are cautious when protecting a mother with perinatal depression (previously known as postpartum depression) and her child.