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Identifying patients at risk of perinatal mood disorders.

Abstract:

Perinatal mental illness influences obstetric outcomes, mother-baby interactions and longer term emotional and cognitive development of the child. Psychiatric disorders have consistently been found to be one of the leading causes of maternal deaths, often through suicide. Postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis are two disorders most commonly associated with the perinatal period. The most efficient strategy to identify patients at risk relies on focussing on clinically vulnerable subgrou...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Practitioner
Volume:
256
Issue:
1751
Pages:
15-2
Publication date:
2012-05-01
ISSN:
0032-6518
Source identifiers:
342348
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:342348
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uuid:6f5f48af-d352-4883-b3d1-36f5dd584401
Local pid:
pubs:342348
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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