Prevalence of perinatal mental illness

Estimated numbers of women affected by perinatal mental illnesses (PMI) in England each year:

Source: Estimated using prevalence figures in guidance produced by the Joint Commissioning panel for Mental Health in 2012 and ONS data on live birth in England in 2011.

Condition Number of women who experience the condition Rate (per 1000 maternities)
Postpartum psychosis 1380 2
Chronic serious mental illness 1380 2
Severe depressive illness 2,0640 30
Post traumatic stress disorder 2,0640 30
Mild to moderate depressive illness and anxiety states 8,6020 100-150
Adjustment disorders and distress 15,4830 150-300

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