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Healthy mother, sustainable nation: A study into the factors averting poor perinatal mental health.


Occurrence of depression and anxiety in the perinatal period have devastating consequences on the mother, child and the immediate family. This project will investigate the preventative factors associated with poor perinatal mental health in women with a history of depression and anxiety. This project involves data linkage where data from the Medicare Benefit Schedule will be utilized to analyze access to therapy prior to and during the perinatal period. Other known risk factors for poor mental health will be controlled for in the analyses.