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Bipolar Disorder, Miscarriage, and Termination

Di Florio, A., Jones, Lisa ORCID:, Forty, L., Gordon-Smith, Katherine ORCID:, Craddock, N. and Jones, I. (2015) Bipolar Disorder, Miscarriage, and Termination. Bipolar Disorders, 17 (1). pp. 102-105. ISSN Online: 1399-5618

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To compare rates of bipolar episodes following miscarriage and termination with those occurring in the postpartum period.
Information in relation to pregnancy and childbirth was gathered retrospectively for 1,283 women with broadly defined bipolar disorder by interview and case-notes review.
Rates of mania or affective psychosis were significantly higher after full-term delivery than after termination (p < 0.001) or miscarriage (p < 0.001). Rates of non-psychotic major depression were similar following full-term deliveries, miscarriages (p = 0.362), and terminations (p = 0.301).
While women with bipolar disorder and their clinicians should be aware of the possible onset of depression in the weeks following miscarriage or termination, episodes of mania or affective psychosis are less common in comparison with the high rates observed in the postpartum period.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: bipolar disorder, childbirth, miscarriage, termination
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Lisa Jones
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:08

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