After experiencing incipient postpartum affective psychosis
, a woman has a 50% to 80% chance of having another psychiatric episode, usually within the bipolar spectrum.
Estrogen administration does not reduce the rate of recurrence of affective psychosis
following Accutane (isotretinoin) treatment.
Psychotic-spectrum disorders include a series of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, affective psychosis
, and psychotic disorder induced by substances as well as schizoid, schizotypal, and paranoid personality disorders.
The foremost psychotic impetuses for GSM include delusions often religious and command hallucinations that are seen in paranoid schizophrenia and affective psychosis
. Other predisposing factors of GSM include severe deprivation in childhood, pathological feelings of guilt associated with aberrant sexual conduct and conflicts, transvestites, suicide attempts or other self-destructive behaviors in the history, social withdrawal, and being depressed [4,5].
Schizoaffective disorders, of the mixed type (Cyclic Schizophrenia, Affective Psychosis
and mixed Schizophrenia);
Twenty-one (7 female; mean age = 23 [+ or -] 9; mean years of education = 12 [+ or -] 2) individuals are diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, psychosis NOS, schizoaffective disorder, or an affective psychosis
that was confirmed using the SCID-I .
For instance, those with early onset at ages 5-16 years and no reported dysfunction in work performance were more likely to have a diagnosis of an affective psychosis
(64.3%), than schizophrenia (21.4%) or other psychoses (14.3%).
Frequency (%) Men Women All Primary psychiatric' diagnosis (n = 163) (n = 396) (n = 559) Schizophrenia or paranoid psychosis 2.4 4.0 3.6 Bipolar affective psychosis
0.0 1.5 1.1 Depression (monopolar) 3.7 6.1 5.3 Neurosis or personality disorder 0.6 0.8 0.7 Chronic alcoholism 1.2 0.8 0.9 Other 1.2 0.8 0.9 All 9.1 13.9 12.5 No diagnosis recorded 90.9 86.1 87.5 Next, we compared the index group of 70 people with other dementia register patients, individually matched for sex and year of birth, who had no known history of earlier mental illness.