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Postpartum psychosis

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Postpartum psychosis

  1. 1. Postpartum Psychosis AFTAB
  2. 2. Postpartum Psychosis postpartum psychosis is a very serious mental condition that requires immediate medical attention.
  3. 3.  postpartum psychosis is also one of the rarest. Usually described as a period when a woman loses touch with reality, the disorder occurs in women who have recently given birth
  4. 4. Signs of postpartum psychosis Hallucinations Delusions Illogical thoughts Insomnia Refusing to eat Extreme feelings of anxiety and agitation Periods of delirium or mania Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  5. 5. Who Is At Risk Women with a personal history of psychosis, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia have an increased risk of developing postpartum psychosis.
  6. 6. Causes of Postpartum Psychosis lack of social and emotional support; a low sense of self-esteem due to a woman’s postpartum appearance; feeling inadequate as a mother; feeling isolated and alone; having financial problems; and undergoing a major life change such as moving or starting a new job.
  7. 7. Treating Postpartum Psychosis partner or another family member help them get the medical attention they need. The condition is usually treated with medications, typically antipsychotic drugs and sometimes antidepressants and/or antianxiety drugs.

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