From the Editor
“Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy”
A government health-care panel making a revision to a past recommendation seems pretty ‘inside baseball’ – and hardly the stuff of international headlines. Last week, though, the decision of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to now recommend the screening of pregnant and post-partum women for depression was reported from New York to New Delhi.
For the record, The New York Times story (whose headline appears above) ran on the front page.
Why the change and what are the implications?
This week’s Reading looks at the big decision and we consider: is it a big bust?