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A Closer Look (Post Partum) #846515

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The release in the "Journal of the American Medical Assn." of a study on postpartum depression noted.

(New York: John McKenzie) The findings of the large study on first-time mothers examined; details given about the medical symptoms women presented. [University of Pittsburgh medical center Dr. Katherine WISNER†- says childbirth is a potent inducer of psychiatric episodes in women.] [Mother Lisa SCHALLERT‡- outlines her feelings after birth.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. Nancy CHESCHEIR†- talks about the physiological factors.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson, Tim Johnson) The need for competent mental screening of all new mothers because the problems are misdiagnosed & the treatment by medications discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John;
Johnson, Tim

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