Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Postpartal psychosis: Serbian experience

  • M. Jasovic-Gasic (a1), A. Damjanovic (a1), M. Ivkovic (a1) and B. Dunjic-Kostic (a2)

Abstract

Introduction

Childbirth and the postpartal period present a form of specific maturational crisis and an extremely vulnerable period for every woman, especially for those who have potential for some psychological disturbances.

Aim

We explored sociodemographic and clinical manifestations of women in the postpartal period who were hospitalized at the Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Center of Serbia.

Method

This retrospective study included 60 patients with psychiatric disorders developed within six months after childbirth. Inclusion criteria were: negative psychiatric hystory, negative history of puerperal episode, and postpartal disorder as a first manifestation of psychiatric disturbances. Patients were diagnosed according to RDC criteria (research diagnostic criteria).

Results

Patients with psychotic features were predominant, average age 23.6; married; mothers of male offspring and with positive family history of psychiatric disorders in 30%. Subacute development of clinical manifestations was noticed, 3.5 weeks after childbirth on average. No psychopathology was observed before third postpartal day. Obstetric manifestations did not influence psychopathology.

Conclusion

Childbirth is a significant risk factor for the expression of mental dysfunction in the puerperal period. The most vulnerable group is women with clinical expression of dysfunction, specific sociodemographic characteristics, and positive family history of psychiatric disorders.

Copyright

Postpartal psychosis: Serbian experience

  • M. Jasovic-Gasic (a1), A. Damjanovic (a1), M. Ivkovic (a1) and B. Dunjic-Kostic (a2)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.

Postpartal psychosis: Serbian experience

  • M. Jasovic-Gasic (a1), A. Damjanovic (a1), M. Ivkovic (a1) and B. Dunjic-Kostic (a2)
Submit a response

Comments

No Comments have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *