Postpartum psychosis (or puerperal psychosis) is a term that covers a group of mental illnesses with the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms following childbirth. A typical example is for a woman to become irritable, have extreme mood swings and hallucinations, and possibly need psychiatric hospitalization. Often, out of fear of stigma or misunders
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Postpartum psychosis: A very serious mental illness that can affect a new mother. The episode of psychosis usually begins within 1 to 3 months of delivery. A woman with postpartum psychosis may lose touch with reality and have auditory hallucinations (hearing things that are not actually happening, like a person talking) and delusions (perceiving t
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<obstetrics, psychiatry> An acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth. ... Synonym: puerperal psychosis. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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a psychotic episode in a woman who has recently given birth.
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The most serious postpartum disorder. It requires immediate treatment. This type of extreme depression is reare. A woman with this condition experiences psychotic symptoms within 3 weeks of giving birth. These include false beliefs (delusions), hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), or both. Postpartum psychosis is associated
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. an acute mental disorder with depression in the mother following childbirth. Synonyms: puerperal psychosis
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Much rarer and more serious than postpartum depression
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