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Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Carmine Pariante, Sue Conroy, Paola Dazzan, Louise Howard, Susan Pawlby, and Trudi Seneviratne


Mental health problems during and immediately after pregnancy are a major concern across the world. As well as affecting the health of the mother, they can have significant, harmful, and long term effects on the infant if not dealt with effectively. Perinatal Psychiatry honors the work of Channi Kumar, one of the seminal figures in the history of perinatal psychiatry, and presents a comprehensive multidisciplinary review of the field. Bringing together the leading researchers in the area, it covers the causes of perinatal mental health problems, the biology of perinatal depression and its more ... More

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199676859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199676859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmine Pariante, editor

Sue Conroy, editor

Paola Dazzan, editor

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Section 1 Clinical and epidemiological aspects of perinatal mental disorders

Section 2 Perinatal psychiatry across the world

Section 3 The effects of perinatal mental disorders on the mother–offspring dyad

Section 4 Biological aspects of perinatal mental disorders

Section 5 Safeguarding mothers and children: the ongoing debate

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