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Maternal mental health should be everyone’s business

Bauer, Annette and Iemmi, Valentina and Bayo, Adelaja and Knapp, Martin (2014) Maternal mental health should be everyone’s business. Health and Social Care at LSE (07 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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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.

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Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 11:19

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