This is a repost from The American Journal of Nursing’s blog, Off The Charts. It was originally posted on October 9, 2013. Taking Postpartum Mood Disorders Seriously, is written by Jacob Molyneux, AJN Senior Editor. Follow them on Twitter @AMJNurs
Miriam Carey’s mother told reporters that her daughter was suffering from postpartum depression, though a number of commentators have pointed out that the extremity of her apparent delusions and the violence of her behavior suggest the more severe condition called postpartum psychosis (especially if it turns out that her condition was not chronic but instead began after she’d given birth). (continue reading here).