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Is sleep disruption a trigger for postpartum psychosis?

Lewis, Katie J. S., Foster, Russel G and Jones, Ian Richard ORCID: 2016. Is sleep disruption a trigger for postpartum psychosis? British Journal of Psychiatry 208 (5) , pp. 409-411. 10.1192/bjp.bp.115.166314

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An episode of postpartum psychosis can be devastating for a woman and her family, and it is vital we understand the factors involved in the aetiology of this condition. Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption is a plausible candidate but further research is needed that builds on the latest advances in chronobiology and neuroscience.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Additional Information: This is an author-produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 21 July 2015
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:51

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