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Quick reference guide
Issue date: February 2007 (reissued April 2007)

Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Clinical management and service guidance
NICE clinical guideline 45 Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental
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Antenatal and postnatal mental health
About this booklet This is a quick reference guide that summarises the recommendations NICE
has made to the NHS in `Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and
service guidance' (NICE clinical guideline 45).
Who should read this booklet? This quick reference guide is for…

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health Contents

Contents
Key priorities for implementation 4
Principles of care 6
Prediction, detection and initial management 7
Preventing mental disorders 9
The treatment of pregnant and breastfeeding women: 10 balancing risks and benefits
Psychotropic medication 12
Guidance for specific disorders 14
Service organisation 18
Implementation…

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health Key priorities for implementation

Key priorities for implementation
Prediction and detection
At a woman's first contact with services in both the antenatal and the postnatal periods,
healthcare professionals (including midwives, obstetricians, health visitors and GPs) should ask
questions about: ­ past or present severe mental…

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taped records of the consultation.
1 In this reissued guideline, this recommendation has been corrected by changing `both of the initial questions` to
`either of the initial questions`.
NICE clinical guideline 45 4

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Quick reference guide
Issue date: February 2007 (reissued April 2007)

Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Clinical management and service guidance
NICE clinical guideline 45 Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental
Health

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health
About this booklet This is a quick reference guide that summarises the recommendations NICE
has made to the NHS in `Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and
service guidance' (NICE clinical guideline 45).
Who should read this booklet? This quick reference guide is for…

Page 5

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health Contents

Contents
Key priorities for implementation 4
Principles of care 6
Prediction, detection and initial management 7
Preventing mental disorders 9
The treatment of pregnant and breastfeeding women: 10 balancing risks and benefits
Psychotropic medication 12
Guidance for specific disorders 14
Service organisation 18
Implementation…

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health Key priorities for implementation

Key priorities for implementation
Prediction and detection
At a woman's first contact with services in both the antenatal and the postnatal periods,
healthcare professionals (including midwives, obstetricians, health visitors and GPs) should ask
questions about: ­ past or present severe mental…

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taped records of the consultation.
1 In this reissued guideline, this recommendation has been corrected by changing `both of the initial questions` to
`either of the initial questions`.
NICE clinical guideline 45 4

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