Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in postpartum psychosis.

  title={Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in postpartum psychosis.},
  author={Veerle Bergink and Steven A Kushner and V J Pop and Hans Kuijpens and Mijke P. Lambregtse-van den Berg and Roos C. Drexhage and Wilmar Maarten Wiersinga and Willem A. Nolen and Hemmo A. Drexhage},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={198 4},
BACKGROUND Postpartum psychosis is a life-threatening psychiatric emergency, which often occurs without significant premorbid symptoms. Although many studies have postulated an involvement of the immune and endocrine systems in the onset of postpartum psychosis, the specific aetiological factors have remained unknown. AIMS To examine the hypothesis that autoimmune thyroid dysfunction may be associated with the onset of postpartum psychosis. METHOD Thirty-one consecutive primiparous women… CONTINUE READING
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