puerperal psychosis


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puerperal psychosis

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(Psychiatry) a mental disorder sometimes occurring in women after childbirth, characterized by deep depression, delusions of the child's death, and homicidal feelings towards the child
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She was told she had 'puerperal psychosis' (another name for postpartum), and taken to a psychiatric ward before being moved to Wythenshawe Hospital where she was placed on the mother and baby unit for several weeks.
Role of estradiol in puerperal psychosis. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 1999;147(1):108-10.
"After having them, I developed puerperal psychosis. It's a very rare disorder and only happens in multiple births.
Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Puerperal Psychosis, for which a plate will be provided.
No 'latent period' in the onset of bipolar affective puerperal psychosis. Archives of General Psychiatry.
Separate from postnatal depression, a small number of women may develop the serious condition puerperal psychosis within the first six weeks after delivery and symptoms include delusions, hallucinations and erratic behaviour.
Puerperal psychosis is an extreme form of PND, occurring in about one in 1,000 births, and includes symptoms such as severe depression and psychosis.
Separate to postnatal depression, a small number of women may develop the serious condition puerperal psychosis, within the first six weeks after delivery.
To illustrate the non-recovery paradigm--a woman I know well was struck down with puerperal psychosis (psychosis directly following childbirth).
Her family were beside themselves with worry and Joanne was admitted to Cherry Knowle mental health hospital in Ryhope where she was diagnosed with post puerperal psychosis.
CASEBOOK: PUERPERAL PSYCHOSIS Post partum or puerperal psychosis is a rare but serious condition.