Bipolar disorder, affective psychosis, and schizophrenia in pregnancy and the post-partum period

  title={Bipolar disorder, affective psychosis, and schizophrenia in pregnancy and the post-partum period},
  author={I. Jones and P. S. Chandra and P. Dazzan and L. Howard},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • I. Jones, P. S. Chandra, +1 author L. Howard
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The perinatal period is associated with an increased risk of severe mental disorders. We summarise the evidence regarding the epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment of severe mental illness in relation to childbirth, focusing on bipolar disorder, affective psychosis, and schizophrenia. We discuss women with ongoing chronic conditions and those with the onset of new episodes of post-partum psychosis. Despite the importance of perinatal episodes, with suicide a leading cause of maternal death… CONTINUE READING
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