Who is at riskof postpartum psychosis?

Postpartum psychosis is more likely to affect women who:

  • havehad postpartum psychosis before
  • already have a serious mental health condition, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • have a relative who has experienced psychosis (even if the woman herself has no mental illness)

Once a woman develops postpartum psychosis, there's a high chance she will have another episode following future pregnancies.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018