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Issues relating to puerperal psychosis and its management.

The birth of a child is generally viewed as a time for rejoicing, despite the physical pain and exhaustion experienced by many women during childbirth. However, for some women the experience can be a traumatic event for a variety of reasons. These include the new demands a baby can bring, anxieties about parenting abilities, the responsibility of looking after the baby, and a host of more complex psychological, sociological, and biological matters that arise during this time of change ...

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