40% of Women cannot identify Maternal Mood Disorders in a recent Canadian survey
Toronto, Canada – July 22, 2014: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), a cloud based patient engagement system that puts control in the hands of women to Educate, Advocate and Collaborate on their own healthcare. Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. will be appearing on CTV Morning Live – Ottawa, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to open up the conversation about maternal mental health.
“Perinatal Mood Disorders, commonly referred to as Postpartum Depression, refer to a group of disorders yet, unfortunately, according to new Canadian data, 40 per cent of women could not recognize the full spectrum of mood disorders associated with pregnancy.” says Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. “This points to an obvious need for greater awareness surrounding all of the associated disorders – not just depression.”
As a woman who suffered from perinatal mood disorder, Sonya Satveit, a women’s health advocate and author of the popular Hormone Soup website, will shed light on the disconnect between the number one complication of pregnancy and the need for greater awareness and screening. Satveit encourages women to become empowered by speaking up against the fear and shame surrounding perinatal mood disorders and becoming informed advocates in their own health.
About Hormone Soup:
Hormone Soup (www.hormonsoup.com) is a women’s hormone health website where Founder and President, Sonya Satveit publishes her story and research. As an empowered patient and women’s health advocate she has touched women with her story in over 100 countries. These women and their similar health struggles helped inspire the creation of the Integrative Healthcare platform within Open Source Health. Sonya continues to publish her stories with the hope that this information may make a difference in women’s day-to-day lives.
About Open Source Health Inc.:
Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is set to lead the current healthcare revolution by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health and participatory medicine.
For more information, visit www.opensourcehealth.com