Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis

Frankie Powell, Patient Care Supervisor of Labor & Delivery at Homestead Hospital, says postpartum is the worst case scenario. “It is when you feel you could harm yourself, your baby, you have hallucinations, delusions, you’re hearing things, and you’re hearing voices. This is the worst case scenario, and unfortunately this happens in one out of 1,000 bursts. It is a serious disorder, and psychosis is something that you need to seek immediate medical attention.”

Some of the postpartum psychosis symptoms are delusions or strange beliefs, hallucinations, feeling very irritated, hyperactivity, decreased need for or inability to sleep, paranoia and suspiciousness, rapid mood swings, and difficulty communicating at times.

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This is left untreated postpartum psychosis.> That is the worst case scenario, and that is when you feel like you are could harm yourself, your baby, you have hallucinations, delusions, you’re hearing things, you’re hearing voices, this is the worst case scenario, and unfortunately this happens in every one to one that, one out of 1,000 bursts, it it is a serious, serious disorder, and psychosis is something that you need to seek immediate, immediate medical attention, 9-1-1 family needs to go, because ultimately psychosis a lot of times leads to the mother hurting herself or her baby.> When the two of you are dealing with moms, and when you’re dealing with women who have gone through a pregnancy, and we’re talking about this the the PPS writer, or the postpartum psychosis, you’ve obviously had experiences before, where you’ve seen it, I mean can you tell us what it was like to experience that, and and what it was like to watch that?, because that has to be traumatic to see. Speaking briefly on it, I you know obviously for confidential reasons,okay yes we’re not we’re not doing this talking about very very generic ideas here, – you know it was hard I did witness somebody that did go through postpartum psychosis, and I was actually kind of close with her, and it was hard to watch her feel helpless, and just feel like her entire world was spiraling out of control, and unfortunately the outcome in that situation was not the best, and it was hard as a grave situation,We had become close we had become close to your and she would, she visit us often, and the outcome was not as she didn’t get the help that she needed inmediatly.
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