Beyond “Baby Blues”: Recognizing Postpartum Psychosis

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Donald D. Kautz, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: After childbirth, some women experience postpartum depression, and in most instances it subsides without treatment. In rare cases, however, women experience the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms following childbirth, a dangerous medical condition known as postpartum psychosis (PP). This article explores how to identify patients at risk for PP, what signs and symptoms to assess for, and how to support them and their families during treatment.

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Nursing, 42(8), 44-46
Language: English
Date: 2012
Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis

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