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Invited commentaries on... Abortion and mental health disorders

Casey, Patricia, Oates, Margaret, Jones, Ian Richard ORCID: and Cantwell, Roch 2008. Invited commentaries on... Abortion and mental health disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry 193 (6) , pp. 452-454. 10.1192/bjp.bp.108.059550

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The finding that induced abortion is a risk factor for subsequent psychiatric disorder in some women raises important clinical and training issues for psychiatrists. It also highlights the necessity for developing evidence-based interventions for these women. P.C. / Evidence suggesting a modest increase in mental health problems after abortion does not support the prominence of psychiatric issues in the abortion debate, which is primarily moral and ethical not psychiatric or scientific. M.O. et al

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:35

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