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The hidden cost of postnatal depression

3 Dec 2012A new report by beyondblue has found that, if left untreated, there is a costly and long-lasting impact of perinatal depression on the community to the tune of nearly $500 million.

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Its great to know that postnatal depression is being brought into the daylight and that it is not kept in the dark. Mothers can now relate to the symptoms and get help earlier.

There should be no stigma to saying “I’m feeling really bad and need help.” If we accept getting help for other health issues, such as, asthma, diabetes, etc., then we need to accept that we need help with postnatal depression.



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