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Updated GPP Postpartum Psychosis

4th May 2023

During Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, #MMHAW23, and following today’s theme of Health Care Professionals hub to support healing, we are delighted to share our updated Good Practice Points (GPP) on Postpartum Psychosis.

GPP – Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis (PP), also known as puerperal psychosis and postnatal psychosis, is a severe illness that involves hallucinations, delusions, mania, severe confusion, or unusual behaviour occurring, often with acute onset, in the postnatal period.

These Good Practice Points set out what health visitors need to know about Postpartum Psychosis.

Authored by Dr Judy Shakespeare, retired GP, Royal College of General Practitioners Clinical Champion in perinatal mental health, and in association with Action on Postpartum Psychosis, this GPP provides up-to-date evidence and references.

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