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 [si-ko´sis] (pl. psycho´ses)
a state in which a person's mental capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others is impaired, thus interfering with the capacity to deal with life demands. adj. adj psychot´ic. Mental disorders in which psychotic symptoms may be present include mood disorders, schizophrenia, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorders, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, shared psychotic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.
alcoholic p's psychoses associated with alcohol use and involving organic brain damage, a category that includes alcohol withdrawal delirium, Korsakoff's syndrome, alcoholic hallucinosis, and alcoholic paranoia (concurrent paranoia and alcoholism).
brief reactive psychosis an episode of brief psychotic disorder that is a reaction to a recognizable and distressing life event.
depressive psychosis older term for a psychosis characterized by severe depression, which is now more commonly described as a form of major depressive disorder.
Korsakoff's psychosis Korsakoff's syndrome.
postpartum psychosis a psychotic episode occurring during the postpartum period.
senile psychosis depressive or paranoid delusions or hallucinations or similar mental disorders due to degeneration of the brain in old age, as in senile dementia.
toxic psychosis that due to ingestion of toxic agents or to the presence of toxins within the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

post·par·tum psy·cho·sis

an acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth.
Synonym(s): puerperal psychosis
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

post·par·tum psy·cho·sis

(pōst-pahr'tŭm sī-kō'sis)
An acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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For more information visit Action on PostPartum Psychosis see Often, women experiencing postpartum psychosis will not realise themselves just how ill they are.
"I'm now married again, I have a great relationship with my son and work to raise awareness of postpartum psychosis."
Wisner, "A review of postpartum psychosis," Journal of Women's Health, vol.
Women between 15 to 40 years of age, with full-term pregnancy or full-term caesarean section having first episode of postpartum psychosis with an onset within six weeks of delivery were included in this study.
Pregnant women with bipolar disorder have a significantly higher risk of developing postpartum psychosis than other mothers, researchers say.
The joy carried through her pregnancy, but when Sommer Skyy was born in the winter of 2001, the postpartum psychosis took over almost immediately.
Her on-screen battle with postpartum psychosis has seen record numbers of people seeking help.
MY BABY, PSYCHOSIS AND ME TUESDAY, BBC1, 11.45PM Documentary revealing the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums, one of whom is Hannah, pictured with partner Andy and little Esther, for whom childbirth triggers postpartum psychosis. It's one of the most severe forms of mental illness there is, but there can be recovery with the right treatment.
The often-taboo subject of postpartum psychosis suffered by some new mums is being focused on in a major storyline in EastEnders.
[7] One report from western counties found that up to 4% of mothers with untreated postpartum psychosis will carry out infanticide.
When, 12 years ago, successful lawyer Melisandre Harris Dawes left her infant daughter in a locked car, she was acquitted of her death on the grounds of postpartum psychosis. Melisandre moved abroad, leaving custody of her surviving two children to her estranged husband.

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