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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The Practitioner
Volume:
256
Issue:
1751
Pages:
15-2
Publication date:
2012-05-05
ISSN:
0032-6518
URN:
uuid:6f5f48af-d352-4883-b3d1-36f5dd584401
Source identifiers:
342348
Local pid:
pubs:342348

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