Puerperal Psychosis: A brief review and unusual case report

  • George Stewart Department of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Keywords: puerperal psychosis, Donkin psychosis, post-partum psychosis, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, maternal death, bipolar affective disorder. [MeSH On Demand]

Abstract

This is a brief review of puerperal (post-partum) psychosis and contains a case report of Donkin Psychosis, an unusual form which is associated with pre-eclampsia, from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.  It includes considerations for treatment of Donkin Psychosis, in particular.  It is the first reported case of Donkin Psychosis from Africa, to our knowledge.
Published
2019-06-20
Section
Case Report

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 1995-7262
print ISSN: 1995-7270