Help to relieve for postpartum anxiety

Kelowna Capital News reported on a study co-authored by UBC researchers on the occurrence of anxiety during pregnancy and early motherhood.

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.

Using findings from a mental health questionnaire and in-depth interviews, 16 per cent of pregnant women and 17 per cent of new mothers could be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Four and five percent could be diagnosed with depression.