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  • 23 Aug 2017
    Ian Brockington

    The psychosis of childbearing

    ‘Puerperal psychosis’   Psychosis after childbirth was first mentioned by Hippocrates, who reported delirium complicating puerperal sepsis in 8/17 case histories in women (covering the whole of medicine) – a prominence puerperal psychosis has never regained.  These psychoses complicate about 1/1,000 births, so that there are about 125,000 cases worldwide each year.  They are severe […]

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