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What is postpartum psychosis?

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Postpartum psychosis is a rare but very serious mental disorder that can happen to new mothers. Postpartum means after childbirth. Psychosis means you�ve lost touch with reality. Usually, it comes on suddenly.

SOURCES:

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP): “Early Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis,” “PP Insider Guides,” “What is Postpartum Psychosis?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Depression after the Birth of a Child or Pregnancy Loss.”

Journal of Women’s Health: “A Review of Postpartum Psychosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Postpartum Depression.”

Postpartum International Support: “Postpartum Psychosis.”

UpToDate: “Postpartum psychosis: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP): “Early Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis,” “PP Insider Guides,” “What is Postpartum Psychosis?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Depression after the Birth of a Child or Pregnancy Loss.”

Journal of Women’s Health: “A Review of Postpartum Psychosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Postpartum Depression.”

Postpartum International Support: “Postpartum Psychosis.”

UpToDate: “Postpartum psychosis: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on January 15, 2020

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