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Post Partum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis is a severe mental illness that develops within the first week after delivery. It is important that women seek immediate help to avoid hurting themselves, others or their baby.

Symptoms include:

  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Mania
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Postpartum psychosis should be treated as a medical emergency
  • If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of postpartum psychosis seek immediate help and call 911
  • Postpartum psychosis can happen to anyone, however, there are some factors that can increase the likelihood:
  • History of bipolar disorder
  • History of postpartum psychosis in previous pregnancy
  • Family history of postpartum psychosis/bipolar disorder
  • Being a teen mother/first time mother

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