Postnatal euphoria: are 'the highs' an indicator of bipolarity?

  title={Postnatal euphoria: are 'the highs' an indicator of bipolarity?},
  author={Jessica Heron and Nick J. Craddock and Ian Jones},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  volume={7 2},
Research into postnatal mood disorders to date has concentrated on depressive syndromes of varying severity and full-blown acute puerperal mania. However, clinical experience, backed up by a review of the literature, indicates that milder hypomanic symptoms also occur in the early puerperium. Although these symptoms may often be regarded as clinically insignificant, there is evidence that the experience of minor puerperal elation may be a predictor of later postpartum depression. In addition… CONTINUE READING
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