Perinatal Depression – Where Are We in 2008?

Anne Elizabeth Buist

Abstract


Perinatal Depression affects 16% of Australian women, with long term potential negative consequences. This article from a key note address at the Women’s International Mental Health conference in Melbourne 2008, reflects on the author’s clinical and research experience and where appropriate with reference to the literature, to make a case for making changes to health system and society to improve outcomes for Australian families.

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Keywords

Antenatal, Postnatal, Depression, Anxiety



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