Issues

Motherhood has deep roots embedded in Greek culture. Despite this, womens health services adamantly exclude awareness and treatment of mental health disorders. The need for evidence-based practices drawing from attachment theory, developmental psychology, and neuroscience for maternal and infant mental health is paramount. For 10% of pregnant women, and 13% of new mothers who experience a mental health disorder, primarily depression, pregnancy and motherhood are a period of fear, anxiety and panic (WHO). In Greece, it is unknown how many of these women or new mothers, seek help in order to treat this most common pregnancy complication.