Online Therapy Important in Preventing Postpartum Depression

Targeting preventive therapies against depression among pregnant women and those who have just given birth improves the mental well-being of the mothers and babies and, hence, a healthier generation. Web-based therapies are important because they can be personalised. Many mothers and adolescents have access to smartphones and home computers, which helps to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, this is according to Dr Mbuvhi P. Mutua, a Kenyan immunologist.

(file photo).


AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.