A recent article in Essence profiled the founders of an app to support Black mothers with postpartum depression and anxiety. In the article, Tiffany Green, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, discussed how provider bias and communication issues may lead to underdiagnosis of postpartum depression for Black women:
““…the evidence strongly suggests that implicit bias (i.e., prejudice) is linked to patient-provider communication, which would be particularly important in diagnosing conditions such as depression. I think that specifically investigating the extent to which these factors matter in the context of postpartum (and prenatal) depression is critical.””
Read the whole article here!