The Reproductive Mental Health Forensics Special Interest Group is currently working toward three specific goals:
- Developing a position paper addressing the international diagnostic and legal considerations of postpartum psychosis
- Exploring avenues for creating a screening questionnaire for postpartum psychosis
- Investigating the process of creating a specific category for women’s reproductive mental health within the DSM
While these are daunting projects, the increasing focus and changing attitudes and legislation around postpartum psychosis and infanticide have energized and informed the group’s efforts.
We are proud to share this paper from Chair of the Reproductive Mental Health Forensics Special interest Group, Diana Barnes, “Towards a new understanding of pregnancy denial: the misunderstood dissociative disorder” published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health. https://rdcu.be/ct6VK
If you would like to learn more about the Reproductive Mental Health Forensics SIG, please contact the Executive Office.