We aim to improve the mental health of women during pregnancy and after delivery by improving understanding of why perinatal mental health disorders happen and by developing interventions
Becoming pregnant, losing a baby or becoming a parent are amongst the most significant and potentially challenging periods of a person’s life. Perinatal psychiatry provides care to women who experience moderate to severe mental health problems either while pregnant or within the first one to two years after delivery.
At the University of Edinburgh we are pursuing research which will improve understanding and outcomes for perinatal mental illness. We have particular interests in the aetiology of postpartum psychosis, interventions for women with complex psychosocial needs, and providing maternal mental health in Malawi.
We are using data from sources such as Public Heath Scotland, the SAIL Dataset in Wales and Generation Malawi.
|Postpartum psychosis: physical and mental comorbidity in a national linked dataset||CSO||Katie Marwick|
|The Prevalence of Complex Psychosocial Needs Among Pregnant Women Who Have Accessed Secondary Mental Healthcare||NES||Karyn Ayre|
|Generation Malawi: a study of family, maternal and childhood mental health||MRC||Andrew McIntosh, Robert Stewart|