Perinatal mental health services: what are they and why do we need them?

Megan Galbally, Gaynor Blankley, Josephine Power, Martien Snellen

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OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for perinatal mental health as a sub-specialist area of mental health and describe the development of a service model.

CONCLUSIONS: Perinatal mental health is emerging as a sub-specialist area of mental health with specific knowledge and expertise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment. It requires services to ensure that women and infants receive optimal care across pregnancy and the postpartum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-70
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry: bulletin of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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