A national approach to perinatal mental health in Australia: exercising caution in the roll-out of a public health initiative.

@article{Yelland2009ANA,
  title={A national approach to perinatal mental health in Australia: exercising caution in the roll-out of a public health initiative.},
  author={Jane Susanne Yelland and Georgina Ann Sutherland and Jan L Wiebe and Stephanie J Brown},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2009},
  volume={191 5},
  pages={276-9}
}
Perinatal depression is an important public health issue, with major consequences for the mother, child and family. Perinatal depression is often associated with anxiety and other mental health and psychosocial issues. The National Perinatal Depression Plan (NPDP) proposes routine screening during pregnancy and after birth, follow-up support for women assessed to be at risk of or experiencing depression, and training for health professionals. Identifying women at risk of or experiencing… CONTINUE READING

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