is considered a medical emergency and people should contact their GP urgently, or their local A&E department, if they think they or a family member are suffering from it.
Now recovered and helping to raise awareness with the Action on Postpartum Psychosis
charity, she wants other mums to know that, with the right support, they can get through it and recover.
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The global prevalence of postpartum psychosis
: a systematic review.
Sarah Hayes, a qualified nurse, experienced postpartum psychosis
after the birth of her son Alex in 1995.
Mums with about their It may occur at the same time as PND, and around half of mothers with postpartum psychosis
already have a history of mental illness.
An individual experiencing postpartum psychosis
will exhibit all the symptoms of postpartum depression alongside more severe symptoms such as hallucinations and developing disturbing thoughts about bringing harm to themselves and the baby.
is rare, occurring in about 1-3 out of 1,000 women, but its seriousness requires immediate medical attention, including hospitalization in most cases.
present more abruptly after the delivery is easier recognized and considered a psychiatric emergency .
The sample of present observational study consisted of 30 patients of postpartum psychosis
, selected from the patients admitted in female psychiatry ward of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa (MP) presenting with psychosis in postpartum period.
Risks discussed in the handbook Obstetric risks 1 Hyperemesis gravidarum 2 Threatened abortion/miscarriage 3 Ectopic pregnancy 4 Anaemia 5 Pregnancy-induced hypertension 6 Intrauterine death 7 Abruptio placentae 8 Placenta previa 9 Premature rupture of membranes 10 Postpartum haemorrhage 11 Puerperal sepsis 12 Cerebral (cortical) venous thrombosis 13 Mastitis 14 Postpartum depression 15 Postpartum psychosis
Co-morbid risks Social vulnerability 1 Domestic violence Infectious conditions 2 Urinary tract infection 3 Malaria 4 Tuberculosis 5 Sexually transmitted infections 6 Human immunodeficiency virus infection 7 Hepatitis B and C 8 TORCH infections Non-infectious conditions 9 Thyroid problems 10 Diabetes 11 Chronic hypertension 12 Heart disease Table 3.
The postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis
are the major psychiatric disorders that occur in the puerperium, which are coded in the two major classification systems in psychiatry i.e.