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Faith Can Be Part of Care for Post-Partum Depression

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by Bert Gambini-Buffalo|

Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression.

“There is nothing ambiguous about it,” says Robert Keefe, associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo. “Church, religion, and spirituality really matter when it comes to treating mothers of color with PPD symptoms.”

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