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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 897084, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/897084
Research Article

Involving the Family in the Care and Treatment of Women with Postpartum Psychosis: Swedish Psychiatrists’ Experiences

1School of Life Science, University of Skövde, P.O. Box 408, 541 28 Skövde, Sweden
2Department of Psychiatry, Skaraborg Hospitals, 521 85 Falköping, Sweden
3Institute of Health and Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Received 17 November 2012; Revised 5 January 2013; Accepted 11 January 2013

Academic Editor: Yvonne Forsell

Copyright © 2013 I. Engqvist and K. Nilsson. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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