postpartum psychosis


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psychosis

 [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.

post·par·tum psy·cho·sis

an acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth.
Synonym(s): puerperal psychosis

postpartum psychosis

Etymology: L, post, after, partus, birth; Gk, psyche, mind
an episode of psychosis, which may be depressive, after childbirth. Because the condition usually develops in the month after childbirth, endocrinological factors are believed to be a cause.

post·par·tum psy·cho·sis

(pōst-pahr'tŭm sī-kō'sis)
An acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth.
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Information and support needs during recovery from postpartum psychosis.
The two have worked with Puryear to educate patients and medical professionals about how to identify postpartum depression and the more serious postpartum psychosis.
While postpartum psychosis is thankfully rare, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates that some 10 to 20 percent of all new mothers suffer from postpartum depression.
The most severe type of postpartum depression is postpartum psychosis, which occurs very rarely and is probably what Ms.
The team, funded by the Wellcome Trust, examined the DNA of families in which at least one woman had suffered with an episode of postpartum psychosis.
Ms Vicker, a member of Action on Postpartum Psychosis, which has a website providing information and support, believes the condition should be discussed with expectant mothers along with post-natal depression, so that they are informed and can seek help if it happens to them.
The funds will help APP, run by women who have experienced postpartum psychosis (PP) and academics from Birmingham and Cardiff universities, to create an up-to-date UKwide support network for families.
As she described her daughter's condition, I realized that the daughter was suffering from postpartum psychosis.
Dr Jones, who is based at the university's MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, said: "I am delighted the work of the mood disorders group on postpartum psychosis has been recognised with the award of the Marc Medal.
Literature regarding transient postpartum blues, post partum depression and postpartum psychosis is detailed including epidemiological data, aetiology, biological and psychosocial risk factors and clinical features.
For some women, however, the days, weeks and months following childbirth can be a personally painful and daunting time, as they fall victim to unyielding hormonal upheavals that result in "the baby blues", postpartum depression and in some rare cases postpartum psychosis.

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