The beyondblue Clinical practice guidelines: Depression and related disorders – anxiety, bipolar disorder and puerperal psychosis – in the perinatal period have been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and are now available for download from the beyondblue website:

These comprehensive guidelines are an Australian first and were developed for health professionals working with women in the perinatal period (pregnancy and the first year after birth). The guidelines provide important evidence-based clinical recommendations for the diagnosis and care of women experiencing mental health problems during the perinatal period.

Please visit the beyondblue website for further information regarding the clinical practice guidelines: www.beyondblue.org.au