History | The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health


About Us

The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 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. For more details, see the  Marcé Society History (1980-2016) by Nine Glangeaud- Updated August 2016 (link below).

Spotlight on our Founders, Past Presidents, and Future Leadership


MONA’s President Crystal Clark & International Marcé Society’s Past President Jane Fisher in Conversation

Our History

Marce Society History (1982-2008) by Nine Glangeaud, Updated September 2016
History of Officers of the Marcé Society (1982-2020) by Nine Glangeaud,
History of Awards of Marcé Society (1990-2020) by Nine Glangeaud

*SPECIAL NOTE- If you have any information you can contribute to these documents, please email info@marcesociety.com. We would love to be able to complete our archives!