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Personality disorder and mental health in the perinatal period.

  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.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 March 2012

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    M & K Update

  • Library of Congress:

    RG Gynecology and obstetrics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics

Citation

Hollins Martin, C. J. (2012). Personality disorder and mental health in the perinatal period. In C. R. Martin (Ed.), Perinatal Mental Health: a clinical guide, 43-57. M & K Update

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Keywords

Personality disorder; mental health; perinatal; pregnancy;

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