Depression experienced in low-income women within their child-bearing years is relatively common. Approximately 20% of mothers surveyed with children that are 12 months or older actually continue to experience moderate or even severe depression symptoms which is proven in the results of a recent study that was presented at an Annual Meeting for the Pediatric Academic Societies. This study has reinforced the previous notion and results of other studies that declare that depression in mothers may extend past the postpartum time period. In fact, as children get older, there is even a higher occurrence of depression among mothers according to
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