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What's the difference between postpartum depression and psychosis?
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both.
There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren).

In brief: Varies
First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both.
There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren).
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Post-partum issues
Both are serious.
Post-partum depression has sad mood & vegetative signs but no psychosis. Post-partum psychosis' onset is within the first 2 weeks after delivery, and as early as the first 48 to 72 hours (earlier than typical postpartum depression). There's often mania or a mixed state; restlessness, agitation, poor sleep, paranoia, delusions, disorganized thinking -- is a medical emergency.

In brief: Post-partum issues
Both are serious.
Post-partum depression has sad mood & vegetative signs but no psychosis. Post-partum psychosis' onset is within the first 2 weeks after delivery, and as early as the first 48 to 72 hours (earlier than typical postpartum depression). There's often mania or a mixed state; restlessness, agitation, poor sleep, paranoia, delusions, disorganized thinking -- is a medical emergency.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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