Treatment of psychosis and mania in the postpartum period.

  title={Treatment of psychosis and mania in the postpartum period.},
  author={Veerle Bergink and Karin M Burgerhout and Kathelijne M Koorengevel and Astrid M Kamperman and Witte J. G. Hoogendijk and Mijke P. Lambregtse-van den Berg and Steven A Kushner},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={172 2},
Postpartum psychosis is a severe disorder that warrants acute clinical intervention. Little is known, however, about what interventions are most effective. The authors present treatment response and remission outcomes at 9 months postpartum using a four-step algorithm in patients with first-onset psychosis or mania in the postpartum period. Treatment involved the structured sequential administration of benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, lithium, and ECT. The outcome of clinical remission was… CONTINUE READING
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