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A Clinical Study of Puerperal Psychosis

  • Ian F. Brockington (a1)
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The case notes of 85 patients admitted to the Mother and Baby Unit and 50 non-puerperal women of the same age group, admitted to Withington Hospital, Manchester, were studied. All case notes were abstracted and all information about their mental state, stripped of contextual clues, was noted. The abstracts were reviewed by two social workers and two psychiatrists, all of whom were ignorant as to the number of patients with puerperal psychosis.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0140-0789
  • EISSN: 2514-9954
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A Clinical Study of Puerperal Psychosis

  • Ian F. Brockington (a1)
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