Investment in perinatal mental health services could reduce long-term economic costs (20/10/14)

Investment in perinatal mental health services could reduce long-term economic costs (20/10/14) Research shows that the long-term economic and social costs of perinatal mental health problems – including anxiety, depression and psychosis – exceeds £8 billion for each annual cohort of births, according to a new report released by the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Centre for Mental Health.

The report, The costs of perinatal mental health problems, is part of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s ‘Everyone’s Business’ campaign, which is appealing to government and health commissioners to ensure that all women throughout the UK who experience perinatal mental health problems receive the care they and their families need, wherever and whenever they need it.

 

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