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Maternal mental health and the first 1 000 days

R E Turner, S Honikman

Abstract


Even though maternal mental health receives low priority in healthcare, it is a vital component for the developing fetus and the raising of healthy children who are able to contribute meaningfully to society. This article explores risk factors for common mental illnesses and treatment options available in under-resourced settings.


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R E Turner, Perinatal Mental Health Project, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

S Honikman, Perinatal Mental Health Project, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Maternal mental health

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(12):1164-1167. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v106i12.12129

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-12-01
Date published: 2016-12-01

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