Study challenges common belief around perinatal depression

Almost nine in 10 women with the "baby blues" had similar mental health problems long before becoming pregnant, according to new Australian research.

The finding challenges the common belief that symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy are due to hormonal changes, says the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study.

The authors say the finding can help prevent depression during pregnancy by targeting the high risk group with counselling and other emotional

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