Postpartum psychosis

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Postpartum psychosis

Synonyms: Puerperal psychosis

A rare gynecologic or obstetric disease characterized by an abrupt onset of psychiatric symptoms during the first weeks after childbirth. Clinical features include mood changes depression anxiety delusions and hallucinations among others. The disease is associated with a risk of suicide or infanticide as well as an increased risk for recurrence after the next pregnancy and future non-pregnancy related psychotic episodes.

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