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Postpartum Psychosis Case Study

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Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. For some women it can be a really bitter sweet experience. The “baby blues” are common amongst new moms, as many as 80 percent of women experience them (Comer, 2014, pg195). Women can also experience a more serious form of depression after giving birth call postpartum depression. In the readings this week there was a side article about Andrea Yates and how her postpartum psychosis led her to do the unthinkable to her five children. Postpartum psychosis affects about 1 in 2 of every 1,000 mothers to have given birth Comer, 2014, pg373). The reason for postpartum psychosis is triggered by a huge shift in hormone levels that occur after delivery (Comer, 2014, pg373). Having
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