Postnatal Psychosis* can be a potentially life-threatening condition that can put both mother and baby at risk so recognising symptoms and seeking urgent medical assistance is essential. Women with postnatal psychosis will almost always need admission to hospital for specialised psychiatric assessment, care and treatment. Beyond the immediate treatment period, significant ongoing support and is required throughout the recovery process.
Postnatal psychosis is a serious mental illness that affects 1 to 2 women in every 1000 after childbirth.
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