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What is the difference between puerperal psychosis and post natal depression? Are they really different?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes
These are separate problems.
Puerpal psychosis specfically has to do with bizarre thoughts and hallucinations. Postpartum depression can include psychotic symptoms, but it requires the presence of significant depressive symptoms.

In brief: Yes
These are separate problems.
Puerpal psychosis specfically has to do with bizarre thoughts and hallucinations. Postpartum depression can include psychotic symptoms, but it requires the presence of significant depressive symptoms.
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