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Early Postpartum Psychosis Symptoms


Telling the difference between the normal emotions many women experience after having a baby and symptoms that indicate the start of a Postpartum Psychosis (PP) episode is difficult.  Many of the symptoms described are common in postnatal women and do not necessarily mean that a PP is beginning.  

Symptoms of ‘high mood’ can be harder to identify than low mood or confusion. Women often believe at the time, that they were coping ‘ultra well’ with childbirth and a new baby – but in retrospect knew that these symptoms were unusual for them and believed they were early signs of the illness. 

Getting treatment for PP episodes early, means the illness will not have the chance to become as severe and recovery will happen more quickly.