For researchers

Prevalence and predictors of anxiety disorders amongst low-income pregnant women in urban South Africa: a cross-sectional study (2017)
T v Heyningen, S Honikman, L Myer, M N Onah, S Field, M Tomlinson, Archives of Women’s Mental Health, DOI 10.1007/s00737-017-0768-z
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Antenatal depressive symptoms and perinatal complications: a prospective study in rural Ethiopia (2017)
T Bitew, C Hanlon, E Kebede, S Honikman, A Fekuda, BMC Psychiatry (2017) 17:301, DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1462-4
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‘First 1000 days’ health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: alignment of South African policies with high-quality evidence (2017)
R English, N Peer, S Honikman, A Tugendhaft, K J Hofman, Global Health Action, 10:1, 1340396, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1340396
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Antenatal depressive symptoms and utilisation of delivery and postnatal care: a prospective study in rural Ethiopia (2017)
T Bitew, C HanlonE Kebede, S Honikman, M N Onah, A Fekadu, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth BMC series; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1383-8
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Synthesising Global and Local Knowledge for the Development of Maternal Mental Health Care: Two Cases from South Africa (2017)
S Cooper, S Honikman, I Meintjes, M Tomlinson, The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health, Chapter 23
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Perinatal suicidal ideation and behaviour: psychiatry and adversity (2016)
M N Onah, S Field, J Bantjes, S Honikman, Archives of Women’s Mental Health; DOI: 10.1007/s00737-016-0706-5
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Maternal mental health and the first 1 000 days (2016)
R E  Turner, S Honikman, South African Medical Journal;106(12):1164-1167. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106.i12.12129
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Perinatal mental health care in a rural African district, Uganda: a qualitative study of barriers, facilitators and needs (2016)
J E M Nakku, E S Okello, D Kizza, S Honikman, J Ssebunnya, S Ndyanabangi, C Hanlon, F Kigozi, BMC Health Service Research, DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1547-7
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Antenatal depression and adversity in urban South Africa (2016)
T v Heyningen, L Myer, M N Onah, M Tomlinson, S FieldS Honikman, Journal of Affective Disorders, DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2016.05.052
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Predictors of alcohol and other drug use among pregnant women in a peri-urban South African setting (2016)
M N Onah, S FieldT v Heyningen, S Honikman, International Journal of Mental Health SystemsDOI: 10.1186/s13033-016-0070-x
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Integrating mental health into South Africa’ s health system : current status and way forward (2016)
M Schneider, E C Baron, E Breuer, SDocrat, S Honikman, A Kagee, M N Onah, S Skeen, K Sorsdahl, M Tomlinson, C vd Westhuizen, C Lund, South African Health Review, 2016, Chapter 13, Durban: Health Systems Trust
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Breastfeeding in South Africa : are we making progress? (2016)
Lisanne du Plessis, Nazia Peer, Simone Honikman, René English, South African Health Review, 2016, Chapter 10, Durban: Health Systems Trust
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Maternal mental health in primary care in five low- and middle-income countries: a situational analysis (2016)
E C Baron, C Hanlon, S Mall, S Honikman, E Breuer1, T Kathree, N P Luitel, J Nakku, C Lund, G Medhin, V Patel, I Petersen, S Shrivastava, M Tomlinson, Health Services Research, 2016, DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1291-z
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District mental healthcare plans for five low-and middle-income countries: commonalities, variations and evidence gaps (2015)
C Hanlon, A Fekadu, M Jordans, F Kigozi, I Petersen, R Shidhaye, S Honikman, C Lund, M Prince, S Raja, G Thornicroft, M Tomlinson, V Patel, British Journal of Psychiatry, 2015 Oct 7. pii: bjp.bp.114.153767.
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Generating evidence to narrow the treatment gap for mental disorders in sub-Saharan Africa: Rationale, Overview and Methods of AFFIRM (2015) 
C Lund, A Alem, M Schneider, C Hanlon, J Ahrens, C  Bandawe, J Bass, A Bhana, J Burns, D Chibanda, F Cowan, T Davies, M Dewey, A Fekadu, M Freeman, S Honikman, J Joska, A Kagee, R Mayston, G Medhin, S Musisi, L Myer, T Ntulo, M Nyatsanza, A Ofori-Atta, I Petersen, S Phakathi, M Prince, T Shibre, D.J.  Stein, L Swartz, G Thornicroft, M Tomlinson, L Wissow, E Susser, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. April 2015 DOI:10.1017/S2045796015000281
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Creating capabilities through maternal mental health Interventions: a case study at Hanover Park, Cape Town (2015)
I Meintjes, S Field, T Van Heyningen, S Honikman, Journal of International Development, 27, 234250 DOI: 10.1002/jid.3063
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Abuse in South African maternity settings is a disgrace: Potential solutions to the problem (Editorial) (2015)
S Honikman, S Fawcus, I Meintjes, The South African Medical Journal, April, Vol. 105, No. 4, 284 – 286.
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Patterns of use of a maternal mental health service in a low-resource antenatal setting in South Africa (2014) 
E Baron, S Field, Z Kafaar, S Honikman, Health and Social Care in the Community Journal doi: 10.1111/hsc.12167.
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The impact of antenatal mental distress on funtioning and capabilities: views of health care providers and service user in Cape Town, South Africa (2014) 
S Mall, S Honikman, B Evans, L Swartz, and C Lund, Informa Healthcare Disability and Rehabilitation: Vol. 36, No. 13, 1092-1099, doi:10.3109/09638288.2013.833300.
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Maternal mental health care: refining the components in a South African setting in Global Mental Health (2014) S Field, E Baron, I Meintjes, T van Heyningen, S Honikman, in Essentials of Global Mental Health, Cambridge University Press, 173-186.
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Screening and pathways to maternal mental health care in a South African antenatal setting (2013)
B Vythilingum, S Field, Z Kafaar, E Baron, DJ Stein, S Honikman, Archives of Women’s Mental Health, April, 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s00737-013-0343-1.
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Stepped Care for Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project in South Africa (2012) 
S Honikman, T van Heyningen, S Field, E Baron, M Tomlinson, PLoS Medicine, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001222.
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Improving child outcomes through maternal mental health interventions (2010)
I Meintjes; S Field, L Sanders, T Van Heyningen, S Honikman, Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Vol. 22, No. 2, 73 – 82.
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The Perinatal Mental Health Project (2004) 
S Honikman, H Rosenthal, S Faure, B Wirz, S van Zijl, M Littlejohn, N Bergman, S Fawcus, Mental Health Promotion: Case Studies from Countries, WHO/WFMH, (Eds. S Saxena & PJ Garrison), 84.
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Relevant research papers and articles

Psychological Treatments for the World: Lessons from Low- and Middle-Income Countries
D R Singla, B A Kohrt, L K Murray, A Anand, B F Chorpita, V Patel, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 2017 13:1, 149-181  
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The Lancet Series on Women’s Mental Health
2017 Series

Maternal depression and mental health in early childhood: an examination of underlying mechanisms in low-income and middle-income countries
C M Herba, V Glover, P G Ramchandani, M B Rondon, Lancet Psychiatry, 2016; Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2016, Pages 983-992, https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30148-1
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Epidemiology of maternal depression, risk factors, and child outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries
B Gelaye, MB Rondon, R Araya, MA Williams, Lancet Psychiatry, 2016 Oct; 3(10):973-982. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30284-X. Epub 2016 Sep 17
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The Lancet Series: Advancing Early Childhood Development
2016 Series | PDF  (summary)

Violence against women and mental health (2016) S Oram, H Khalifeh, L M Howard The Lancet Psychiatry doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30261-9
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The Lancet Series on Maternal Health
2016 Series

Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Untreated Antenatal Depression Compared With Women Without Depression (2016) A Jarde, M Morais, D Kingston, R Giallo, G. M. MacQueen, L Giglia, J Beyene, Y Wang, S D. McDonald JAMA Psychiatry 2016;73(8):826-837. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0934
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Primary Care Screening for and Treatment of Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women (2016) E O’Connor, R. C. Rossom, M Henninger, H. C. Groom, B. U. Burda JAMA. 2016;315(4):388-406. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18948
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The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls
2014 Series

Effects of perinatal mental disorders on the fetus and child (2014) A Stein, R M Pearson, S H Goodman, E Rapa, A Rahman, M McCallum, L M Howard, C M Pariante, Lancet 384(9956):1800-19. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61277-0. Epub 2014 Nov 14
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Maternal depression, anxiety and stress during pregnancy and child outcome; what needs to be done (2014) (Editorial) V Glover, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Volume 29, Issue 3 doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2013.08.017
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The Lancet Series on Perinatal Mental Health
2014 Series

Grand Challenges: Integrating Maternal Mental Health into Maternal and Child Health Programmes (2013) A Rahman, PJ Surkan, CE Cayetano, P Rwagatare, KE Dickson, PLoS Med. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001442
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Prevalence and determinants of common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review (2012) J Fisher, M Mello, V Patel, A Rahman, T Tran, S Holton, W Holmes, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol 90, No 2, doi: 10.1590/S0042-96862012000200014
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PRIME: A Programme to Reduce the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries (2012) C Lund, M Tomlinson, M De Silva, A Fekadu, R Shidhaye, M Jordans, I Petersen, A Bhana, F Kigozi, M Prince, G Thornicroft, C Hanlon, R Kakuma, D McDaid, S Saxena, D Chisholm, S Raja, S Kippen-Wood, S Honikman, L Fairall, V Patel, PLoS Med. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001359
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The prevalence and clinical presentation of antenatal depression in rural South Africa (2011) T. J Rochat, M Tomlinson, T Bärnighausen, M-L Newell, A Stein, Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.08.011
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Depressed mood in pregnancy: Prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements (2011) M Hartley, M Tomlinson, E Greco, W S Comulada, J Stewart, I le Roux, N Mbewu, et al. Reproductive Health, doi:10.1186/1742-4755-8-9
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The Lancet Series on Global Mental Health
2011 Series 2

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: A scientific base for mental health policy (2009) DJ Stein, DR Williams, RC Kessler, South African Medical Journal, 99(5), 337-337
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The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: 12-month and lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders (2009) A A Herman, D J Stein, S Seedat, S G Heeringa, H Moomal, D R Williams, SAMJ: South African Medical Journal. Vol 99, No 5, 339-344
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The epidemiology of major depression in South Africa: results from the South African stress and health study (2009) M Tomlinson, A Grimsrud, DJ Stein, D Williams, L Myer, South African Medical Journal, 99(5), 368-373 
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Life stress and mental disorders in the South African Stress and Health study (2009) S Seedat, DJ Stein, PB Jackson, S Heeringa, D Williams, L Myer, South African Medical Journal. 99(5): 375-382 
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The Lancet Series on Global Mental Health
2007 Series 1

To screen or not to screen-that is the question in perinatal depression (2002) A Buist, B Barnett, J Milgrom, S Pope, J Condon, D Ellwood, P Boyce, et al, The Medical Journal of Australia. 177 Suppl (October): S101–5 
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Prevalence studies (South Africa)

Prevalence and determinants of common perinatal mental disorders in women in low and lower middle income countries: a systematic review of the evidence (2012) J Fisher, M Cabral de Mello, V Patel, A Rahman, T Tran, S Holton, W Holmes, Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Feb2012, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p139.
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Antenatal depression and its risk factors: An urban prevalence study in KwaZulu-Natal (2012) L Manikkam, J K Burns, South African Medical Journal Oct 10;102(12):940-4. doi: 10.7196/samj.6009.
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The prevalence and clinical presentation of antenatal depression in rural South Africa (2011) T Jean Rochat, M Tomlinson, T Bärnighausen, M LNewell, A Stein, Journal of Affective Disorders, Dec;135(1-3):362-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.08.011. Epub 2011 Aug 31.
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Depressed mood in pregnancy: Prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements (2011) M Hartley, M Tomlinson, E Greco,W S Comulada, J Stewart, I le Roux, N Mbewu, M J Rotheram-Borus, Reproductive Health, 8:9,DOI: 10.1186/1742-4755-8-9.
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Post-partum depression and infant growth in a South African peri-urban settlement (2006) M Tomlinson, P J Cooper, A Stein, L Swartz, C Molteno, Child: Care, Health & Development, Jan;32(1):81-6.
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Resources developed together with our partners

  • Maternity Booklet; information, suggestions and support for mothers: Western Cape Department of Health • Download
  • Take Care; Self-care strategies for health workers: Western Cape Department of Health • Download
  • A Teen’s Guide to Pregnancy: Western Cape Department of Health • Download
  • Patient-Centred Maternity Care Code: Western Cape Department of Health • Download