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Even if doctors do think about screening for depression, some are "afraid about opening a Pandora's box" by discovering that a woman is depressed and not knowing what to do about it, Gluck said.

He said the solution is a system that allows for referrals that bring women the help they need.

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Learn more about the new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

SOURCES: Deborah Driscoll, M.D., chairwoman, obstetrics-gynecology department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; James D. Goldberg, M.D., medical director, San Francisco Perinatal Associates; Paul A. Gluck, M.D., associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Fla; May 7, 2007, presentation, American College of Gynecologists and Gynecologists annual meeting, San Diego

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