Postpartum Psychosis: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment Options
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Common Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis” and “How to Find a Therapist”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C
and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Michelle Freidman, LCSW, PMH-C
Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS