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May 2014

Mums of preschoolers still struggling with depression

Posted:Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Clinicians at Tweddle are not surprised by a recent Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study of 1500 mothers that found 10 per cent of women reported symptoms of depression a year after the birth of their first child but this increased to 15 per cent four years after the birth. Maternal depression is more common four years after the birth of a first child than at any time in the first 12 months postpartum, according to new research by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.Read more...

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