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Postpartum psychosis can be diagnosed within the following period after delivery

4-6wks

1-2 wks

after 3 months

2-3 wks

6-9 weeks

ans was 4-6wks. pls this is a very common reocurring question. what is the right answer

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Yes it is 4-6 weeks as per latest Birmingham

It goes in line with non-specific or in between the lines mentioned puerperal disorders in ICD and DSM

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When does it happen?

Most commonly these episodes begin in the first two weeks after birth. Often symptoms begin in the first few days after having a baby. More rarely, the illness starts later – several weeks after the baby is born.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/problems/postnatalmentalhealth/postpartumpsychosis.aspx

refr this, not sure if its 4-6weeks, yes bmg notes say 4-6 weeks but college leaflet says 1-2weeks.

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When does it happen?

Most commonly these episodes begin in the first two weeks after birth. Often symptoms begin in the first few days after having a baby. More rarely, the illness starts later – several weeks after the baby is born.

http://www.rcpsych.a...mpsychosis.aspx

refr this, not sure if its 4-6weeks, yes bmg notes say 4-6 weeks but college leaflet says 1-2weeks.

4-6 weeks is the upper limit. Commonly within first two weeks is the lower limit.

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Their wording is slightly different and that clearly defined to the upper limit. They say that PPP can be diagnosed within this period after delivery. Therefore both answers are right for their questions.

1. Most commonly it starts within first two weeks Ref. RCPsych Leaflet

2. It can be diagnosed within 4-6 weeks. Ref. Birmingham course with ref. to Companion to Psych studies 8th edn.

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Their wording is slightly different and that clearly defined to the upper limit. They say that PPP can be diagnosed within this period after delivery. Therefore both answers are right for their questions.

1. Most commonly it starts within first two weeks Ref. RCPsych Leaflet

2. It can be diagnosed within 4-6 weeks. Ref. Birmingham course with ref. to Companion to Psych studies 8th edn.

k, you advice then as 4-6weeks.

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Their wording is slightly different and that clearly defined to the upper limit. They say that PPP can be diagnosed within this period after delivery. Therefore both answers are right for their questions.

1. Most commonly it starts within first two weeks Ref. RCPsych Leaflet

2. It can be diagnosed within 4-6 weeks. Ref. Birmingham course with ref. to Companion to Psych studies 8th edn.

k, you advice then as 4-6weeks.

If the question is about diagnosis i.e. till when can the diagnosis be made, it is 4-6 weeks. Of course the symptoms start very early but you cannot make a diagnosis if the symptoms emerge after 4 weeks or after 6 weeks according to some.

Of course if the question is about symptoms, the symptoms can be seen within the first two weeks in most cases, but they can be delayed up to 6 weeks as well in some cases.

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thanx, i will also pick 4-6 weeks, which makes more sense. bloody its very english exam

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