Increased sensitivity of dopamine receptors and recurrence of affective psychosis after childbirth.

  title={Increased sensitivity of dopamine receptors and recurrence of affective psychosis after childbirth.},
  author={Angelika Wieck and Ratanendra Kumar and Alastair Hirst and Maureen N. Marks and Iain C. Campbell and Stuart A. Checkley},
  volume={303 6803},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that affective psychosis after childbirth is associated with an altered sensitivity to dopaminergic stimulation. DESIGN Prospective study of pregnant women at high risk of developing an affective psychosis after childbirth. Clinical assessments in pregnancy and after delivery were made by using a semistructured interview (schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia) and psychiatric illnesses were categorised according to operational criteria (research… CONTINUE READING


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