Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress has brought attention to some wonderful news in the medical world regarding PPD awareness. In a press release, it was announced that the new president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Dr. Gerald Joseph, Jr. intends to make postpartum depression his “top priority.”
In his speech, Dr. Josephs beautifully articulates some of the current sticking points and clarifies what needs attention in the medical community. He acknowledges that their are huge ranges and inconsistencies in the literature regarding prevalence, screening and referral practices. This is so phenomenal that he is highlighting these areas of concern and hopefully, docs all over will respond with precise care and attention to their patients.