Case Report: Puerperal Psychosis: A brief review and unusual case report

George Stewart – Department of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Keywords: puerperal psychosis, Donkin psychosis, post-partum psychosis, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, maternal death, bipolar affective disorder. [MeSH On Demand]


This is a brief review of puerperal (post-partum) psychosis and contains a case report of Donkin Psychosis, an unusual form which is associated with pre-eclampsia, from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.  It includes considerations for treatment of Donkin Psychosis, in particular.  It is the first reported case of Donkin Psychosis from Africa, to our knowledge.

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eISSN: 1995-7262
print ISSN: 1995-7262

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