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