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If a mother was caught while trying to kill her 2-week newborn. Do we consider this postpartum psychosis or adjustment disorder with depressed mood?
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why would she has adjustment disorder ??? , it is postpartum psychosis , although 2 weeks period is short for this diagnosis , but these are the options that you provide
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If a mother was caught while trying to kill her 2-week newborn. Do we consider this postpartum psychosis or adjustment disorder with depressed mood?
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Definitely post partum psychosis is the more LIKELY diagnosis
Only depression with psychotic features will have homicidal tendencies
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