Archives of Women’s Mental Health

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 49–51 | Cite as

Mother-baby inpatient psychiatric care in different countries: data collection and issues – Introduction

  • N. M.-C. Glangeaud-Freudenthal
  • B. E. W. Barnett
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¶The material was presented during a symposium on “Mother-Baby joint admission for mental health care in different countries” at the Marcé Society International Biennial Scientific Meeting in Sydney (Australia) in 2002 (25–27 September 2002). The introduction stresses the main contribution of each of the six papers. It discusses the general context of perinatal psychiatry and offers guidelines for perinatal health care.

Keywords: Perinatal psychiatry; postnatal depression; postpartum psychosis; psychiatric care; mother-baby unit. 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M.-C. Glangeaud-Freudenthal
    • 1
  • B. E. W. Barnett
    • 2
  1. 1.INSERM U149-IFR69VillejuifFrance
  2. 2.Park HouseLiverpoolAustralia

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