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Dorothy Sit, MD Featured on NPR

Dorothy K.Y. Sit, MD Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

A recent edition of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered featured an interview with Dorothy K.Y. Sit, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Sit discussed postpartum depression screening and a recent article published by her and her colleagues that appeared in JAMA Psychiatry.  Although it is well documented that some women suffer depression after having a baby, it's less well-known just how many do. 

Dr. Sit and her collaborators conducted the largest study of its kind to date, interviewing 10,000 women four to six weeks following delivery of their babies.  The investigators found that as many as 1 in every 7 women suffer from postpartum depression. They also found that 22% of the women followed for a year after delivery had been depressed.  The researchers recommended that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression.  To listen to the full interview, click here.