How can deep tech be used to positively impact maternal/paternal mental health
According to the World Health Organisation, Worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression. In developing countries this is even higher, i.e. 15.6% during pregnancy and 19.8% after child birth.
In severe cases mothers’ suffering might be so severe that they may even commit suicide. In addition, the affected mothers cannot function properly. As a result, the children’s growth and development may be negatively affected as well.
Maternal mental disorders are treatable. Effective interventions can be delivered even by well-trained non-specialist health providers.
In the advent of automation how could deep tech support with early identification and treatment of parental mental health issues to improve the life chances for children across the globe?