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Those We Should Remember: The Pioneers of Mother-Infant Psychiatry

  • Ian BrockingtonEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on eight pioneers – Hippocrates, Osiander, Esquirol, Marcé, v. Krafft-Ebing, Tardieu, Main and Douglas – who have laid the foundations of our knowledge of the psychiatry of motherhood and the development of the speciality of mother-infant (perinatal) psychiatry. The chapter stresses the value of clinical observation, thorough interviewing and long-term studies.

Keywords

Mother-infant (perinatal) psychiatry Puerperal (postpartum) psychosis Menstrual psychosis Bonding disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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