Perinatal Psychosis

Compared to the rates of perinatal/postpartum depression or anxiety, postpartum psychosis is much less common. Postpartum Psychosis occurs in approximately 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 deliveries. The onset is usually sudden, within the first 1-2 weeks postpartum.

Symptoms of Perinatal Psychosis Can Include:

  • Hallucinations: seeing or hearing things that are not based in reality
  • Delusions: often paranoia
  • Rapid mood swings

Risk factors include previous personal or family history of bipolar disorder or a previous psychotic episode. Psychosis almost always requires medication and/or hospitalization.

If you believe you or someone you know may be suffering from perinatal anxiety, please contact a professional care provider.

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