n Mental Health Matters - More than new baby adjustment - the reality of Post Natal Depression

Volume 1, Issue 2
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We know that depression is twice as common in women of child-bearing age as it is in men. The ratio is two to one, and this holds true across all ethnic and socio-economic divides. It is believed that pregnancy, and childbirth in particular, is probably the most potent trigger that could lead to a mood episode in a woman vulnerable to depression. Pregnancy and childbirth have enormous psychological, physiological and endocrine effect on a woman's body and mind.

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