Perinatal Depression in Singapore


Ok, so what’s that got to do with us here in the States? A lot, actually. While we’ve still got a lot further to go to remove stigma, the article I just read about Perinatal Depression & Anxiety in Singapore stunned me.

According to the article, those who seek help are increasing in number but the number willing to receive treatment is still low.

Of those screened, 600 had registered a high positive and 450 a low positive for perinatal depression. However, only 100 of the 1,050 women agreed to see a case manager for counselling or further advice. Of this 100, 30 sought psychiatric help.

Wow.

That’s 2.8% of positively screened patients actually seeking and receiving treatment. And that’s an improvment?


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