The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health
The Marcé Society was formed at an International Conference in 1980. The purpose of that conference was to bring together different strands of research in puerperal mental disorders. It was recognised that there needed to be a forum to discuss puerperal mental illness in its broadest sense and a Society was formed. The Society was named after Louis Victor Marcé, a French psychiatrist who wrote the first treatise entirely devoted to puerperal mental illness, published in 1858.
The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research.
The Marcé Society Listserv
This is an exciting tool where members can communicate about designated specialties or topics relating to areas of interest such as DSM V, perinatal depression, care in low income cities, medication during pregnancy, etc. You can share best practices, ask advice, post job opportunities or research collaboration needs. If you are not a member, please click here to join, so that you can participate in these lively discussions! Please click here if you are a member and wish to view a summary of recent discussions on the listserv.