Este é o Momento: Uma Visão Geral da Psiquiatria Perinatal


  • João Paulo Rema Serviço de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal; Clínica de Psiquiatria e Psicologia Médica, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ana Rocha Miguel Serviço de Psiquiatria, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Teresa Alves dos Reis Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC), Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal; Departamento de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental, Hospital do Espírito Santo de Évora, Évora, Portugal
  • Livia Martucci Community Perinatal Services, South London and Maudsley, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • Gertrude Seneviratne Channi Kumar Mother & Baby Unit, South London and Maudsley, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom



Complicações na Gravidez/psicologia, Cuidados Perinatais/tendências, Perturbações Mentais, Psiquiatria/tendências


Perinatal mental health (PMH) has been a growing field of practice for psychiatry in the last decades. It focuses on mental health during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period including the distinctive presentations of mental illness and well‐being challenges associated with parenting experiences. Mental health problems in pregnancy and the postnatal period can have significant differences and challenges to its approach compared to other periods of life. Working in PMH requires specific and updated know­ ‐ledge regarding carers’ experiences and manifestations of mental illness in this particular life stage and psychotropic management during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as regarding the mother/parent and baby relationship and bond, and the baby’s safeguarding along several developmental issues. For all this, PMH specialist services and multidisciplinary teams with specific training have been developing to cater to this need in several countries around the world. To provide a broadened overlook on the matter, some key aspects of PMH will be discussed below in this perspective.


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Rema, J. P., Rocha Miguel, A., Alves dos Reis, T., Martucci, L., & Seneviratne, G. (2022). Este é o Momento: Uma Visão Geral da Psiquiatria Perinatal. Revista Portuguesa De Psiquiatria E Saúde Mental, 8(4), 134–136.




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