PANDA week shines light on maternal depression and anxiety

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Advocates are hoping to raise awareness around anxiety and depression during pregnancy this PANDA week.

Perinatal depression and anxiety affects 100 000 families across Australia and is currently costing Australia $877 million annually according to a Price Waterhouse Coopers analysis for the Gidget Foundation Australia and the Perinatal Mental Health Consortium.

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) and Beyond Blue have published mental health checklists for new and expecting parents on their websites.

 

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