Mother-Baby Units: An Unmet Need for Mental Health Inpatient Care in Portugal?

Authors

  • Filipa Fernandes Martins Serviço de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental. Hospital Garcia de Orta. Almada.
  • Salomé Xavier Serviço de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental. Hospital Garcia de Orta. Almada.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.19335

Keywords:

Mental Disorders, Mother-Child Relations/psychology, Postnatal Care/psychology

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References

Bauer A, Parsonage M, Knapp M, Iemmi V, Adelaja B, Hogg S. The costs of perinatal mental health problems. London: Centre for Mental Health and London School of Economics; 2014.

Stein A, Pearson RM, Goodman SH, Rapa E, Rahman A, McCallum M, et al. Effects of perinatal mental disorders on the fetus and child. Lancet. 2014;384:1800–19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61277-0

Royal College of Psychiatrists. Mother and Baby Units (MBUs). 2018. [cited 2023 Jan 14]. Available from: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/treatments-and-wellbeing/mother-and-baby-units-(mbus).

Howard LM, Trevillion K, Potts L, Heslin M, Pickles A, Byford S, et al. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychiatric mother and baby units: quasiexperimental study. Br J Psychiatry. 2022;221:628–36. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2022.48

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Published

2023-02-20

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Fernandes Martins F, Xavier S. Mother-Baby Units: An Unmet Need for Mental Health Inpatient Care in Portugal?. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];36(4):296-. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/19335

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