oa South African Medical Journal - Maternal mental health and the first 1 000 days : CME

Volume 106, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Even though maternal mental health receives low priority in healthcare, it is a vital component for the developing fetus and the raising of healthy children who are able to contribute meaningfully to society. This article explores risk factors for common mental illnesses and treatment options available in under-resourced settings.

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