About postpartum psychosis
Postpartum psychosis (PP) is a severe but treatable form of mental illness. It begins suddenly in the days and weeks after having a baby. Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions, often with mania, depression or confusion. It can get worse very quickly and should always be treated as a medical emergency.
What is postpartum psychosis?
Read more about postpartum psychosis (PP).
Learn more about early signs and ongoing symptoms of PP.
What we know about the causes of PP.
Treatment may involve medication and time in hospital.
With the right treatment, almost all women recover from PP.
For women with bipolar disorder or previous PP.
Being a parent
From coping with a newborn to parenting teenagers.
Supporting someone else
Information for partners, family and friends.
Understand how PP can affect you later in life.
Books, films and blogs
Creative storytelling about or inspired by PP.
Detailed guides for women, partners and families.
Frequently asked questions
We answer some of the most FAQs on postpartum psychosis.
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