Title

Commentary on "Community mental health care for women with severe mental illness who are parents" - The tragedy of missed opportunities: of missed opportunities: What providers can do

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Clinical and Population Health Research; Center for Mental Health Services Research

Date

8-17-2002

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Child; Child of Impaired Parents; Community Mental Health Services; Family; Female; Humans; Mental Disorders; Mothers; Parenting; Risk Factors; Social Support; United States

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Women and men who meet criteria for psychiatric disorder are likely to be parents. Many go undiagnosed and untreated, putting themselves and their children at risk of poor outcomes. Adults with mental illness may fear disclosing their status as parents; providers may not ask. Practices can be modified to promote the well being of parents with mental illness and their children.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Community Ment Health J. 2002 Apr;38(2):167-72.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

12182126