Severe anxiety in new mothers outpaces depression

A study co-authored by UBC researchers on the occurrence of anxiety during pregnancy and early motherhood was featured in the Vancouver Sun.

In the three-year study, researchers found that anxiety is three to four times more common than depression for new and expectant mothers.

Patricia Janssen from UBC’s school of population and public health and Nichole Fairbrother and Emma Tucker from the UBC’s island medical program co-authored the study.