Psychotic Illness in First-Time Mothers with No Previous Psychiatric Hospitalizations: A Population-Based Study

@article{Valdimarsdttir2009PsychoticII,
  title={Psychotic Illness in First-Time Mothers with No Previous Psychiatric Hospitalizations: A Population-Based Study},
  author={Unnur Anna Valdimarsd{\'o}ttir and Christina M. Hultman and Bernard L. Harlow and Sven Cnattingius and P{\"a}r Spar{\'e}n},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={662 - 673}
}
BACKGROUND Psychotic illness following childbirth is a relatively rare but severe condition with unexplained etiology. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of maternal background characteristics and obstetric factors on the risk of postpartum psychosis, specifically among mothers with no previous psychiatric hospitalizations. METHODS AND FINDINGS We investigated incidence rates and potential maternal and obstetric risk factors of psychoses after childbirth in a national cohort… CONTINUE READING