Postpartum psychosis is a severe mental illness that can affect a woman after she has a baby.

It causesher to have hallucinations and delusional thinking (symptoms of Puerperal psychosis ).

Postpartum psychosis is thought to affect around one in every 1,000 women who give birth.It's sometimes referred to aspuerperal psychosis or postnatal psychosis.

Read on to find out:

What are the symptoms?

How serious can it be?

Whois at risk?

What should I do if I think someone has developed postpartum psychosis?

What should I do if I think I'm having an episode?

How is it treated?

What's the cause of postpartum psychosis?

Can it be prevented?

What's the outlook?

What support is available?

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017