Lancet Series: Perinatal Mental Health


This Lancet Series focuses on the effects of perinatal mental health on mother and child. Pregnancy is challenging for many women; however, for a minority of women it can be overshadowed by mental illness. The first of the three papers examines non-psychotic mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second paper looks at serious mental illness, focusing on bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia. The third paper summarizes evidence for the effects of perinatal mental health on the child: from fetal development to adolescence across a range of low- and high-income countries.

Series papers include:




Perinatal Mental Health. The Lancet 2014.