PUERPERAL DISORDER

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 October 14, 2019).
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