We were so pleased to see the exposure given to this most serious subject of ‘postpartum psychosis’ by Ed Brown on Mental Health Today.
Link to the full article is below…it’s well worth a read.
The period after childbirth can be a devastating time to have to experience symptoms of a debilitating mental illness. However, research suggests that technological innovation and new techniques in pre-birth maternity care could lead to earlier interventions and treatment.
Postpartum psychosis is a severe, but treatable, psychiatric condition that affects 1-2 of every 1000 mothers shortly after childbirth. Evidence suggests that the condition is precipitated by a combination of biological and environmental factors.
Whilst it is a rare condition, it is a devastating mental health problem that usually affects women in the first few weeks after giving birth. Symptoms can include delusional thoughts, mood swings, visual or auditory hallucinations, insomnia, and hyperactivity.