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Prenatal depression leading to postpartum psychosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20604641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postpartum psychosis is a mood disorder occurring up to 3 months after delivery. Incidence is one to two women every 1,000 live births. If not detected and appropriately treated in time, it may have detrimental effects on both the mother and her baby. We report a case of puerperal psychosis in a patient with a history of depression. We have also reviewed the relevant literature discussing prediction, management and differential diagnosis of postpartum psychosis. We emphasise the importance of early detection and provision of care to all women at risk of mental illness by multidisciplinary team, including GPs, obstetricians, midwives and perinatal mental health professionals.
E Ebeid; N Nassif; P Sinha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-07     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use*
Depressive Disorder* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Psychotic Disorders* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents

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