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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No 'latent period' in the onset of bipolar affective puerperal psychosis.
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.
Coverage progresses from historical perspectives and classification issues to perinatal depression and adjustment, puerperal psychosis, substance misuse, screening and prevention, physical treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding, service provisions, and perinatal psychiatry in multi-ethnic societies.
Suicide in pregnancy, puerperal psychosis and post-partum depression count as direct maternal deaths.
One in 500 new mothers suffers from puerperal psychosis, a severe form of mania which can result in them harming themselves or their babies.