CNN: Maternal mental health conditions drive climbing death rate in US, research says

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Despite national initiatives to combat pregnancy-related deaths, maternal mortality rate has risen in recent years according to a review by JAMA Psychiatry. Additionally, maternal mental illness is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths according to the same JAMA review. 

 

Researchers and doctors wish to draw more attention to the issue as researchers have found that mental health disorders cause 1 in 4 maternal deaths in the US. In addition, researchers found that before and immediately after pregnancy, women are at a higher risk for mental disorders. 

 

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