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Maternal mental health should be everyone’s business

Bauer, Annette ORCID: 0000-0001-5156-1631, Iemmi, Valentina ORCID: 0000-0003-3301-0689, Bayo, Adelaja and Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2014) Maternal mental health should be everyone’s business. Health and Social Care at LSE (07 Nov 2014). Website.

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Up to one in five mothers may develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis carry a total long-term cost to society of approximately £8.1 billion. This figure is equivalent to about £10,000 for every single birth in the UK. But the estimated cost of better recognition and treatment is only about £400 per average birth. Clinical Commissioning Groups in England should implement a clear strategy for commissioning perinatal mental health services.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:28

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