Taoyuan Mayor Zhang Shanzheng announced at the municipal meeting that the "Postpartum Depression Counseling" will be launched on the 10th.

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[Reporter Xie Wuxiong/Taoyuan Report] In view of the fact that postpartum depression is quite common, Taoyuan Mayor Zhang Shanzheng announced at the municipal meeting today that the "Postpartum Depression Psychological Counseling" service will start on the 10th. Targeted at domestic women, it provides three major services including postpartum depression assessment, psychological counseling, and traditional Chinese medicine postpartum depression diagnosis and treatment, hoping to reduce the proportion of postpartum women's depression and improve maternal happiness.

Zhang Shanzheng listened to the special report of the Health Bureau's "Postpartum Depression Psychological Counseling Project" and said that in order to take care of postpartum women's mental health, the city government has allocated about 20 million yuan in funding, and will cooperate with contract obstetrics and gynecology clinics and institutions that can provide psychological counseling , hoping to follow up women who may be prone to depression through "Postpartum Depression Counseling", so as to provide more complete services.

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Liu Yilian, director of health, said that "postpartum depression tendencies" usually appear within 6 weeks after giving birth. One out of every 2.5 people in Taiwan has a tendency to depression during pregnancy. The prevalence rate of postpartum depression is about 10% to 20%, representing about There are 2,000 people suffering from postpartum depression, and postpartum depression affects not only women, but also the whole family. The promotion of the "Postpartum Depression Counseling Program" is an important part of Taoyuan's "Mother and Child 6 Kindness" policy.

Liu Yilian said that the "Postpartum Depression Psychological Counseling Project" is estimated to promote funds of 20 million yuan, which will subsidize the "Postpartum Depression Assessment" questionnaire assessment (100 yuan per copy, expected to serve 9,000 people), psychological counseling fees (individual consultations) The fee is 2,000 yuan/person, the cost of partner consultation is 4,000 yuan/person, the upper limit is 8,000 yuan per person, and 3,000 people are expected to be served), and the Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment (1,200 yuan/time, the upper limit is 4,800 yuan per person, and 500 people are expected to be served), etc., will It hit the road on May 10 this year.

Liu Yilian explained that in the "Postpartum Depression Assessment" stage, the Health Bureau cooperated with 16 obstetrics and gynecology contract institutions to conduct online "Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale" tests for women within 6 months of postpartum, and for those with a score of 13 Referral and care, providing services such as regular telephone visits, medical and childcare resource matching, etc.

As for "psychological counseling", it cooperates with 16 obstetrics and gynecology contract medical institutions, 21 treatment and counseling centers, and 2 community mental health centers to provide services such as individual counseling, couple counseling, and video counseling; In the part of TCM diagnosis, treatment and conditioning, we cooperate with 33 TCM contract institutions to provide services such as maternity diagnosis and treatment, medicinal diet conditioning, massage or exercise teaching.

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