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|Title:||Comparison of public mother-baby psychiatric units in Australia: similarities, strengths and recommendations.|
|Authors:||Galbally, M;Sved-Williams, A;Kristianopulos, D;Mercuri, K;Brown, P;Buist, Anne|
|Affiliation:||Perinatal Psychiatry, School of Psychology & Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, and; Professor Perinatal Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA, and; Medical Co-Director, Women's Health, Genetics and Mental Health, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco, WA, Australia|
Raphael Services Western Australia, Raphael Services, St John of God, Wembley, WA, Australia
Helen Mayo House, Perinatal Mental Health Services, Women's and Children's Health Network, South Australia & Department of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
Department of Psychiatry, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Mother Baby Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco, WA, Australia
Mother Baby Unit Werribee, Mercy Mental Health Melbourne & Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia
|Citation:||Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2019; 27(2): 112-116|
|Abstract:||Mother-baby units are innovative and important models of care that allow inpatient treatment of postpartum maternal mental disorders whilst preserving and promoting the attachment relationship with their young infants. To report data across five public mother-baby units in Australia in order to explore similarities and distinguishing features of each model. Each unit also provided 12 months of data on key characteristics of their unit. Despite the geographic differences, the diagnostic profiling, length of stay, and child protection involvement were similar across the units. Acute care for perinatal mental illness offered in public mother-baby units in Australia shows consistency across units, raising concerns for where such treatment is unavailable.|
perinatal mental health
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