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Short-term outcomes of mothers and newborn infants with comorbid psychiatric disorders and drug dependency

Oei, Ju Lee; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif; Craig, Fiona; Kee, Aivy; Austin, Marie-Paule; Lui, Kei

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Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine the characteristics and short-term outcomes of mother-infant pairs with comorbid drug dependency and psychiatric disorders. Methods: A population-based retrospective chart review was carried out of 879 drug-dependent mother and infant pairs in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) who delivered between 1 January and 31 December 2004. Results: Psychiatric comorbidity (dual diagnosis, DD) was identified in 396...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39898
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1080/00048670902721087

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