The Reproductive Mental Health Forensics Special Interest Group has gotten off to a great start, with international representation, and a preliminary plan to work 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 our team and informed our efforts.
If you would like to learn more about the Reproductive Mental Health Forensics SIG, please contact the Executive Office.
~ Diana Barnes, Chair, Reproductive Mental Health Forensics SIG