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Vol. 26, No. 3-4, 1993
Issue release date: 1993
Section title: Original Paper
Psychopathology 1993;26:203–209
(DOI:10.1159/000284823)

Postpartum Psychoses: Onset and Long-Term Course

Rohde A. · Marneros A.
Psychiatric Department, University of Bonn, FRG

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 2/9/2010
Issue release date: 1993

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

86 cases of narrowly defined postpartum psychosis were investigated with regard to onset and course of symptomatology. The most frequent initial symptoms were restlessness, paranoid symptoms, catatonic excitement, anxiety, sleep disturbances and depressed mood. 16 patients had died at the time of follow-up. Concerning the further course of the disease 64% of the 61 women who were followed up (average 26 years from onset), had recurrences of illness. The most frequent longitudinal diagnosis, in 49% of the 61 cases, was ‘schizoaffective disorder’; only 28% of patients were diagnosed as having schizophrenic disorders at follow-up.

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Dr. med. Anke Rohde, Universitäts-Nervenklinik, Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 2 5, D-53105 Bonn (FRG)

  

Article Information

Published online: February 09, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 7

  

Publication Details

Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology, Phenomenology and Psychiatric Diagnosis)

Vol. 26, No. 3-4, Year 1993 (Cover Date: 1993)

Journal Editor: Mundt C. (Heidelberg), Akiskal H.S. (San Diego, Calif.), Mezzich J.E. (New York, N.Y.)
ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print), eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 2/9/2010
Issue release date: 1993

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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