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Personality disorder and mental health in the perinatal period.

Hollins Martin, Caroline J



Colin R Martin


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.

Publication Date 2012-03
Deposit Date Jul 21, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 43-57
Book Title Perinatal Mental Health: a clinical guide
ISBN 9781905539499
Keywords Personality disorder; mental health; perinatal; pregnancy;
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