Dr. Stacey Kallem Featured on WHYY’s The Pulse about Postpartum Depression Research

Research indicates that postpartum depression affects between 10 to 15% of all women, with higher rates seen in mothers with low incomes and less education. If left untreated, postpartum depression can have serious health implications for mothers and their children. WHYY’s The Pulse recently featured a study from PolicyLab researcher Stacey Kallem, MD, MSHP, which found that in the six months after screening positive for postpartum depressive symptoms in a pediatric setting, only about one in 10 mothers referred for mental health care had even one mental health visit. You can read The Pulse article here and Dr. Kallem’s blog post about her research on postpartum depression screening and treatment here.