postpartum psychosis


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postpartum psychosis

[‚pōs¦pärd·əm sī′kō·səs]
(psychology)
A psychotic reaction in a woman following childbirth.
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We have always had a big commitment to Stacey's story and we want to explore the effects of postpartum psychosis on those with bipolar.
I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, which I had never heard of, so was scared and desperate for information.
For help and support on postpartum psychosis, or any other mental health issue, please call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393.
Puryear, who interviewed Yates a little more than a month after her arrest in 2001, testified in the Yates case about postpartum depression and the rarer postpartum psychosis from which Yates suffered.
Postpartum psychosis is a severe episode of mental illness that begins suddenly in the days or weeks after having a baby.
But while the postpartum psychosis had gone away, the memory of what happened to her made her postpone having another child.
One of the more egregious recent cases of postpartum psychosis is Andrea Yates, a former nurse who methodically drowned her five children in a bathtub in 2001.
There are three main types of postpartum depression, including "the blues," postpartum depressive disorder, and postpartum psychosis, Dr.
Women with bipolar disorder are at particularly high risk with as many as one in three deliveries followed by an episode of postpartum psychosis.
Ms Vicker, of Llangynwyd, near Bridgend, said she was diagnosed with postnatal depression but she was actually suffering from postpartum psychosis.
The Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme has awarded the Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP) project more than pounds 260,000, as part of its pounds 14.
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