Postpartum psychosis and management: a case study

Mohamied, Fatimah (2019) Postpartum psychosis and management: a case study. British Journal of Midwifery, 27 (2). pp. 77-84. ISSN 0969-4900

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Postpartum (or puerperal) psychosis is an acute mood disorder requiring close specialist care. It is a disorder that is rare and poorly understood, but has devastating consequences. This work retrospectively describes the case study of a young woman who suffered postpartum psychosis following the birth of her first child. A critical appraisal of the care received follows this, focusing specifically on the postnatal period when she was most affected. It was found that critical information was not unearthed at the initial booking appointment, nor were her presenting symptoms recognised in a timely manner; detailing a need for greater training among midwives and care givers regarding early recognition and referral for postpartum psychosis.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjom.2019.27.2.77
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Keywords: Postpartum psychosis, Puerperal psychosis, Perinatal mental health, Mental health nursing, Mood disorder
Subjects: Medicine and health > Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 13:31
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:59


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