‘Effects of perinatal mental disorders on fetus and child’ @TheLancet new series on Perinatal MH

The Lancet has published a new series on Perinatal Mental Health.

The new series reviews the effects of perinatal mental disorders on mother and child.

“Pregnancy is challenging for many women; however, for a minority of women it can be overshadowed by mental illness. The Lancet’s Perinatal Mental Health Series reviews the effects of perinatal mental disorders on mother and child. The first of three papers examines non-psychotic mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second paper looks at serious mental illness, focusing on bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia; and the third paper summarises evidence for the effects of parental mental health on the child: from fetal development to adolescence across a range of low and high income countries.”

http://www.thelancet.com/series/perinatal-mental-health

Its definitely worth signing up to read the full articles, like the below, which summarizes evidence for associations between parental disorders and offspring outcomes from fetal development to adolescence in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

‘Effects of perinatal mental disorders on the fetus and child’

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Posted on November 17, 2014, in Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health, Update. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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