Evaluating the clinical effectiveness of a specialized perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit

@article{MeltzerBrody2013EvaluatingTC,
  title={Evaluating the clinical effectiveness of a specialized perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit},
  author={S Meltzer-Brody and Anna R. Brandon and Brenda Pearson and Lynne E. Burns and Christena Raines and Elizabeth S Bullard and David R Rubinow},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={107-113}
}
Women experiencing severe perinatal mental illness during pregnancy or postpartum have unique needs when psychiatric hospitalization is indicated. Although many countries have established mother–baby psychiatric units, similar facilities have not been available in the US. In 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inaugurated the first Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit in the US. We describe the unique characteristics of the patient population and report clinical outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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