Occurring during the time between the end of labor and the return of the uterus to a nonpregnant state, Puerperal disorder can present as psychotic and depressive reaction and even manic episodes. Compare to Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Psychosis.

PUERPERAL DISORDER: "Wanda's bizarre actions were eventually attributed to Puerperal Disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUERPERAL DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/puerperal-disorder/ (accessed September 27, 2021).