Postpartum Psychosis: Diagnosing and Managing in the Perinatal Population
Of all the perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) postpartum psychosis is the most rare, yet the most serious.Only 0.1 – 0.2% of women develop postpartum psychosis, yet these are the stories that we hear about the most on the news. Women experiencing postpartum psychosis can be a risk to themselves and their babies, and they require immediate medical attention.
Symptoms include delusions, or strange beliefs that feel real, hallucinations, confusion, feeling disconnected from reality, decreased need or inability to sleep, and paranoia and suspiciousness. Join The Motherhood Center’s Co-Founder Dr. Catherine Birndorf to learn more about the sighs and symptoms of postpartum psychosis, and how to treat this critical condition.
Catherine Birndorf, MD
TMC's CEO and Medical Director