September 2001

Depression can be early-warning signal: Pre-partum anxiety

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When Dr. Suzanne Killinger- Johnson threw herself and her baby in front of a Toronto subway train last year, Canadians were suddenly talking about postpartum depression, a form of depression that hits one in 10 women after they give birth. The discussion began anew in June with the drowning of five children at the hand of their mother, Andrea Yates, in Texas.