Perinatal anxiety and depression: Awareness and attitudes in Australia
Terri Smith, Alan W Gemmill, Jeannette Milgrom
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Better community mental health literacy is associated with positive help-seeking behaviours and reduced stigma. There are relatively few published surveys of perinatal mental health literacy. AIMS: To provide a profile of current awareness, knowledge and attitudes in relation to the mental health of women and men in the perinatal period. METHOD: A cross-sectional online survey (n = 1,201) of adults (⩾ 18 years) in each state and territory of Australia was conducted in early 2016. Survey questions were based on a previous 2009 survey, with the addition of several novel items designed to assess knowledge around both perinatal anxiety and men's perinatal mental health. RESULTS: Depr..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research was made possible by funding from the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation.