Women with medical, psychiatric, and obstetric risk factors should be closely followed within pregnancy and the postpartum.
Although the last decade has brought increased awareness of and interest in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, our understanding of the etiology of this most severe form of postpartum mental illness remains elusive.
This very helpful list from Wendy Davis, PhD, Executive Director of Postpartum Support International, describes what the various emergency services can provide.
Women with postpartum psychosis are at risk for recurrent illness, but we have limited data regarding risk factors for recurrence.
Margaret Spinelli, MD will be presenting to the DSM-V committee of the American Psychiatric Association arguing for the inclusion of postpartum psychosis as a unique diagnosis.
In a recent article, Margaret Spinelli, MD describes a proposal to the DSM-V committee of the American Psychiatric Association in 2020 arguing for the inclusion of postpartum psychosis as a unique diagnosis...
In studies of psychosis unrelated to childbirth, there is evidence linking stress to the onset of psychosis.
Because postpartum psychosis is a relatively rare event, we do not have as much information on this illness as we have on postpartum depression. In addition, most of the literature we have on postpartum psychosis [...]
While the role that COVID-19 plays in the pathophysiology of PP is not established, this study offers preliminary evidence that provides us a stronger grasp of how certain viral infections, like coronavirus, can predispose to postpartum psychiatric illnesses.
Postpartum psychosis (PPP) is a rare but serious psychiatric illness, occurring in 1 to 2 per 1000 women in the weeks. Because postpartum psychosis is so rare, we do not have specific guidelines regarding [...]