Perinatal Condition Information

Bipolar Disorder

There are a spectrum of Bipolar Disorders. Always consider bipolar disorder in someone who has depression

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

People go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even although there is often little or nothing to cause it.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that intrude into the persons mind.

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression is very similar to clinical depression occurring at any other time except that there is the added complication of a baby (or two!).

Postpartum Psychosis

Psychosis is not always obvious – anyone with any significant degree of psychiatric symptoms should be asked about what they are thinking or experiencing.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Exposure to a traumatic event that involved a major threat, or horror. The traumatic event is re-experienced

Phobias & Social Phobias

A marked and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable of a specific object or situation.

Depression in fathers

The arrival of a baby is a time of huge change not just for mothers, but also for fathers. About 10% of men can experience depression after childbirth.

Use of Recreational Drugs

Abuse of alcohol or drugs results in failure to fulfil major obligations or recurrent legal problems, physically hazardous

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is characterised by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks with persistent concern about having another panic attack