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Myths of perinatal depression exposed

June 11th, 2015

Episode 531 of 1517 episodes

The saying goes forewarned is forearmed, and that certainly applies to the some startling new research into one of the factors leading to perinatal depression amongst women. A study published in the Lancet from the Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute overturns an old idea that perinatal mental health problems are some how different to other forms of mental illness, and knowing can allow for professional for pre emptive action.