Hong Kong Med J 1999;5:43-7 | Number 1, March 1999
The provision of care for women with postnatal mental disorder in the United Kingdom: an overview
KR Nicholls, JL Cox
Department of Psychiatry, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (Shelton), Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Childbirth is a life event and is linked universally with cultural significance. It is sometimes associated with mental disorders, which need special assessment and treatment. This review describes the service provision for women with puerperal mental disorder in the United Kingdom.
Key words: Community mental health services; Depression, postpartum; Health services needs and demands; Life change events; Mental disorders; Puerperal disorders
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