Post-Partum Psychosis

A mental disorder that affects an estimated 1–2 women/1,000 births, which appears within a day to weeks after birth, and is characterised by major mental decompensation, often accompanied by other psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
Example Andrea Yates, the mother from Texas who drowned her five children
Management Antipsychotics, hospitalisation
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Stacey had post-partum psychosis straight after Arthur (her son with Kush Kazemi) was born and they're worried it might happen again.
Stacey had post-partum psychosis straight after Arthur was born, and they're worried it might happen again.
The on-call doctor came and diagnosed post-partum psychosis.
Over the past 12 months, Britain's soaps have dealt with everything from Stacey's post-partum psychosis in EastEnders to bad-boy Callum's murder in a live episode of Coronation Street, the unmasking of Hollyoaks' notorious Gloved Hand Killer, and yet another air crash in Emmerdale.
7) out of 1,000 births, a mother will develop post-partum psychosis which requires hospitalization.
Post-partum psychosis is a consistent source of severe mental illness and its worldwide prevalence has remained unchanged at 1 in 1000 live births over the past 150 years.
EASTENDERS Poor Martin reaches the end of his tether over Stacey's post-partum psychosis and tries to find her a place in a mother and baby unit.
She died after falling from Whitby Cliffs after giving birth and was thought to be suffering from post-partum psychosis.
At one end there is post-partum psychosis, where women can become ill very quickly, and who clearly have biological factors that are dominant in their causes.
I was on the verge of post-partum psychosis and was very ill indeed.
Mother blame can affect a woman's psychological health if she suffers from post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, Wong adds.
her arms (the baby survived) got an unsettling treatment from the New York Times, which has the definitive story on Cynthia Wachenheim's suicide and the post-partum psychosis that appears to be behind it.
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