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What is postpartum psychosis? Is it worse than depression?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Serious depression

Psychosis is any loss of touch with reality including hallucination and/or delusions (false beliefs despite evidence to the contrary).
Postpartum just means after childbirth. The is avery serious condition because the mother may have false beliefs and harm or neglect the infant. It needs immediate treatment with protection of the newborn. It if often associated with bipolar disorder.

In brief: Serious depression

Psychosis is any loss of touch with reality including hallucination and/or delusions (false beliefs despite evidence to the contrary).
Postpartum just means after childbirth. The is avery serious condition because the mother may have false beliefs and harm or neglect the infant. It needs immediate treatment with protection of the newborn. It if often associated with bipolar disorder.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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