Coordinated Care in Managing a Postnatal Mother with Delusional Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder: A Case Report

Noor Izuana Redzuan, Umi Adzlin Silim


Mothers with severe mental illness and comorbid substance use disorder or dual diagnosis have complex needs and usually require specialized services. Their care usually involves collaboration of different healthcare professionals, with involvement of social services to ensure wellbeing of both mother and child. This case report illustrates the importance of coordinated care of a mother with delusional disorder and opioid use disorder with poor psychosocial support in order to manage her and baby during postnatal period. 

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Dual Diagnoses Mother; Coordinated Care; Perinatal Mental Health

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