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Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum Psychosis is a severe episode of mental illness which affects 1 in 1000 women after having a baby.

If you have ever had a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, another psychotic illness or a previous Postpartum Psychosis you have a much higher risk. 

It helps to get advice from a perinatal psychiatrist when you are planning a pregnancy.

If you have a high risk of Postpartum Psychosis you should be under the care of perinatal mental health service during pregnancy.

Click on the links below for more information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Action on Postpartum Psychosis.



















The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information leaflet about Postpartum Psychosis symptoms, care and treatment which I have co-authored

There is a separate information leaflet about Postpartum Psychosis for carers


Action on Postpartum Psychosis


  • Information about Postpartum Psychosis symptoms, care and treatment

  • Peer support network

  • On-line forum

  • Personal experiences -descriptions and videos

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