Postpartum Psychosis Part 2
It's a mental illness that can be both frightening and shocking for new mums and their families.
I'm talking about Postpartum Psychosis - a severe condition which begins suddenly following childbirth. Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions, often with mania, depression or confusion.
It affects 1 or 2 in every 1000 mothers and last year became a major story line on the soap Eastenders.
Little is know about the causes of Postpartum Pyschosis but the University of Worcester is is currently carrying out a major study into it. Lisa Jones is the Principal Investigator for the Mood Disorders Research Group at the University of Worcester .