Relapses of bipolar/cycloid psychosis related to childbearing

Ian Brockington

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Abstract

It was observed nearly 200 years ago that mothers with puerperal psychosis may recover, then relapse, sometimes repeatedly. This phenomenon seems to be better recognized in the American and French literature, where it has been reported in a large minority, or even majority, of cases. It offers an opportunity to study the pathogenesis of psychosis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Early online date13 Oct 2016
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Oct 2016

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