Ten Questions on Perinatal Mental Health

Antenatal and postnatal mental health NICE guideline CG192. Practical implications for GPs. (Published by GPCPC September 2023 and Endorsed by RCGP)

This document, written as a series of ten concise Q&As, was first written in 2015. It is for GPs and other staff who work in primary care or universal services.

Important messages are to recognise disclosure of any symptoms as a ‘red flag’ to listen and explore carefully, and not to stop psychiatric drugs immediately and suddenly if a woman becomes pregnant.

The document has been updated in 2023, taking into account changes in specialist services since its initial publication.

GPCPC (GPs Championing Perinatal Care) is a network of UK General Practitioners (GPs) working together to improve perinatal care in primary care.

Orginally Created: September 12, 2023
Updated on: September 12, 2023