Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Healthy mother, sustainable nation: A study into the factors averting poor perinatal mental health.
The occur rence of depression and anxiety in the perinatal period have devastating consequences on the mother, the child and thefamily. This project will investigate the preventative factors associated with poor perinatal mental health in women with a history ofmental illness, chiefly depression and anxiety. This is a data linkage project where the PBS will be utilized to analyse psychoactivemedication use prior to pregnancy, and the MBS will be utilized to analyse access to therapy prior to pregnancy. Other known riskfactors for poor mental health will be controlled for in this analysis.

Prof Deborah Loxton
Ms Melissa Sherrel Pereira
Dr Catherine Chojenta
Prof Deborah Loxton
Mrs Peta Forder
Dr Nicole Reilly