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08 November 2010

Screen moms-to-be for mental illness

Mothers-to-be should get routine screening for mental illness such as depression at antenatal checkups, an "emergency summit" on abandoned babies has heard.

Mothers-to-be should get routine screening for mental illness such as depression at antenatal checkups, a Western Cape "emergency summit" on abandoned babies was told.
 

The summit, convened in Cape Town by Western Cape social development minister Patricia de Lille, drew about 80 representatives of non-government organisations, churches, academics and teachers.
 

 
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