Dr. Liisa Galea on the mental health of new moms


Eighty percent of people experience postpartum blues—and ten to fifteen percent of people will experience severe mental health consequences during the perinatal period (pregnancy and postpartum), says Dr. Liisa Galea, a neuroscientist and professor in UBC’s department of psychology.

“Postpartum, in particular, is the time of greatest risk for a new mom to develop depression for the first time in her life.”

Liisa Galea Professor, UBC Psychology


Read Full Story on ubc arts