Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis
Frankie Powell, Patient Care Supervisor of Labor & Delivery at Homestead Hospital, says postpartum is the worst case scenario. “It is when you feel you could harm yourself, your baby, you have hallucinations, delusions, you’re hearing things, and you’re hearing voices. This is the worst case scenario, and unfortunately this happens in one out of 1,000 bursts. It is a serious disorder, and psychosis is something that you need to seek immediate medical attention.”
Some of the postpartum psychosis symptoms are delusions or strange beliefs, hallucinations, feeling very irritated, hyperactivity, decreased need for or inability to sleep, paranoia and suspiciousness, rapid mood swings, and difficulty communicating at times.