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Mind Matters
Vol. 20 No 3 | Spring 2018

Mind Matters

Vol. 20 No 3 | Spring 2018


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Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD Women’s Health, Genetics and Mental Health King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia
MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, Dip Grad (Arts), FRANZCP Women’s Health, Genetics and Mental Health King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia

Sufficient evidence shows that women with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders have high rates of obstetric complications.

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Postpartum psychosis: a practical management guide for obstetricians
MD, FRANZCP, MBBS

Postpartum or ‘puerperal’ psychosis, the acute onset of severe psychiatric symptoms early postpartum, was first characterised in the 19th century.

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Figure 1. Comparison of unintended pregnancies by contraceptive method, including LARC
Women's Health
World Contraception Day: LARC in focus
MBChB, MSc, FRCOG, MFSRH, DipGUM
MBBS, MFSRH, FRANZCOG, DDu, PhD

Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC), in particular, intrauterine contraception (IUC) and subdermal etonogestrel (ENG) implants, are significantly less likely to result in unintended pregnancy than short-acting user-dependent methods, such as the oral contraceptive pill.

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Women's Health -> Case Report
Antenatal management of anorexia nervosa
BSc, Mbbs
MBBS (Hons) MRepMed
MBBS, FRACP
MD, FRANZCOG, DDU, CMFM
MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD Women’s Health, Genetics and Mental Health King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia

It had been thought, for pregnancy to occur, anorexia nervosa (AN) needed to be in remission. However, this is not always the case. Unlike depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders, there is little guidance and research into AN and pregnancy. The most recent Australian National Guidelines for Perinatal Mental Health provide no mention of the assessment and management of eating disorders in pregnancy.

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Dr Renée Miller
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Perinatal mental health: an area of specialty
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PMT, PMS and PMDD: is there a difference?
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Eating disorders in adolescents and young women
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