Postnatal depression and psychosis--a mother and baby unit in a general hospital.

@article{Kissane1988PostnatalDA,
  title={Postnatal depression and psychosis--a mother and baby unit in a general hospital.},
  author={David Kissane and Jonathon R Ball},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={1988},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={208-12}
}
The experience of a Mother and Baby Unit in a General Hospital Psychiatry Department in managing postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis over a 2-year period is reviewed. In our community severe depressive illness will more often be referred to a Public General Hospital with a psychiatric service. The mean admission duration of 26 days for depressive illness was significantly lower than that previously reported by a Psychiatric Hospital. A significant delay in presentation appeared in half… CONTINUE READING

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