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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 31, No. 2, 2019, pp. 161-163
Bioline Code: mm19029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2019, pp. 161-163

 en Puerperal Psychosis: A brief review and unusual case report
Stewart, George H.; Gadama, Luis Aaron & Kerry, Vanessa


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.

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

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