Special Issue "Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.
Interests: perinatal mental health; psychiatric epidemiology; mental health services; maternity services; maternal mortality
Perinatal mental health has raised growing interest in recent years. Research in the field has gone beyond the study of specific mental disorders in pregnant women and mothers, moving toward a more comprehensive approach. Maternal mortality surveillance systems have played a pivotal role in recognizing the mortality and morbidity burden of severe perinatal mental disorders, thereby providing evidence that care for women before, during, and after pregnancy requires taking into account both mental and physical health to the same extent. Breaking the barriers between professions, disciplines, and services offers the opportunity to both identify and treat perinatal mental disorders, as well as empower vulnerable groups and enhance protective factors to promote maternal mental health and positive parenting. Findings about how child development can be improved by policies and interventions promoting responsive caregiving have stimulated interest in parental mental health also in a cross-generational public health perspective.
This Special Issue aims to present the latest research in the field of perinatal mental health. We welcome original studies, reviews, and meta-analysis on risk and protective factors for maternal mental health, the efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation of interventions, programs, or services for perinatal mental disorders diagnosis and treatment, perinatal mental health promotion, and caregiving support.
Dr. Ilaria Lega
Dr. Letizia Sampaolo
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- Perinatal mental health
- Social stress
- Responsive care
- Public health interventions
- Perinatal depression
- Post-partum psychosis
- Maternal mortality