Personality disorder and mental health in the perinatal period

Hollins-Martin, CJ 2012, 'Personality disorder and mental health in the perinatal period' , in: Perinatal Mental Health : A Clinical Guide , M & K Update, Keswick, UK, pp. 43-57.

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The act of giving birth has the capacity to precipitate extreme emotional reactions in some women, with parturition shown to be a risk factor for developing psychiatric illness (Brockington, 1996; Paradice, 2002). Statistically 1–20 per cent of all newly delivered mothers experience postnatal mental health problems (Peindl, 2005; Royal College of midwives, 2007; Yonkers et al., 2001). Among this faction are a cohort with pre-existing psychiatric disorders (Knightly, 2008), some of whom have a personality disorder.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Martin, C
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: M & K Update
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781905539499
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CJ Hollins Martin
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 08:26
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:19

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