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Bipolar disorder, miscarriage, and termination

Di Florio, Arianna ORCID:, Jones, Lisa, Forty, Elizabeth, Gordon-Smith, Katherine, Craddock, Nicholas John ORCID: and Jones, Ian Richard ORCID: 2015. Bipolar disorder, miscarriage, and termination. Bipolar Disorders 17 (1) , pp. 102-105. 10.1111/bdi.12217

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OBJECTIVES: To compare rates of bipolar episodes following miscarriage and termination with those occurring in the postpartum period. METHODS: 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. RESULTS: 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). CONCLUSIONS: 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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1398-5647
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:42

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