Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Up to one in five women and one in ten men are affected by mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after birth. Unfortunately, only 50% of these are diagnosed.


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Without appropriate treatment, the negative impact of mental health problems during the perinatal period is enormous and can have long-lasting consequences on not only women, but their partners and children too. However, this is not inevitable. When problems are diagnosed early and treatment offered promptly, these effects can be mitigated.

This toolkit provides a set of relevant tools to assist members of the primary care team to deliver the highest quality care to women with mental health problems in the perinatal period.

Source: Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

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Posted on March 22, 2017, in Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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