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A new study out this week shows the economic costs of untreated mood and anxiety disorders among moms exceeds $14 billion dollars through the first five years of a child's life.
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 Are there better ways to help women suffering from domestic violence and maternal depression? Forward-thinking providers and programs located at LAC+USC Medical Center are trying new approaches.
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The CDC estimates that about one in 10 women experience symptoms of depression after their baby is born. That’s starting to look like a huge underestimate.
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Depression in fathers can hinder the development of healthy bonds between parent and child and lead to neglect. One L.A. pilot program is trying to prevent that.
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In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Psychologist Eynav Accortt set out to change that.
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Even with help from food stamps and a federal nutrition program, nearly half of U.S. households receiving such benefits struggle to feed their families.
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When Jessica Porten sought help for postpartum depression, she wasn't expecting the nurse to call the police to escort her to the ER. She now believes moms need far better help for their mental health needs.
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Only recently have researchers fully understood how critical “language nutrition” is for children’s cognitive growth. As a result, new programs aim to help parents increase their kids’ language skills.

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