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UMMS has developed an innovative program to reach more women with perinatal depression by empowering obstetricians to treat patients’ psychiatric needs in their own practices. Now, with a $2.5 million grant from the CDC, investigators here will test the new approach as a potential model to address the urgent public health problem of depression during and after pregnancy.Read more