Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Depressed mums in U.S. fail to get adequate help
Depression in mothers can have a major impact on the entire family, especially on the health and wellbeing of children, and treating depression in mothers can improve the long-term health of their families. However, a study of 2,130 mothers by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that 65% of mothers with depression don't receive adequate treatment. Black, Hispanic and other minority mothers were least likely to receive the help they needed. People with health insurance were three times more likely to get proper help than uninsured people.