More suffer post-natal depression1st May 2007
The number of women who suffer post-natal depression after the birth of their babies has nearly doubled.
Experts previously estimated that around 10% of new mothers succumbed to post-natal depression but new research suggests the figure is closer to one in six. Mental Health charity Mind has accused Mental Health Trusts of not focussing on new mothers – specialist mother and baby units are found in less than half of mental health trusts. A spokeswoman for the charity said, "We've known for a long time that depressive illnesses are high for mothers."
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Title: More suffer post-natal depression
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 2701
Date Added: 1st May 2007