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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum: Introduction

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a behavioural disorder involving obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. Postpartum OCD represents one form of manifestation of OCD and involves the development compulsive and/or obsessive thoughts or behaviors. For example, a new mother may fear contamination of the baby and spend excessive amounts of time cleaning items associated with the infant. Stress is a significant trigger for OCD and the postpartum period is often overwhelming, especially if the mother has insufficient support or coping strategies in place. Hormones are also believed to play a part in the development of postpartum OCD. Patients who already suffer OCD may suffer an exacerbation of symptoms in the postpartum period. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum is available below.

Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum

  • Compulsive behaviors that develop following birth e.g. compulsive hand washing
  • Compulsive thoughts that develop following birth e.g. fear of hurting the infant
  • Repeatedly washing the baby due to fear of contaminating the baby
  • Repeatedly calling the physician due to obsessive need for reassurance
  • Repeatedly checking on the baby due to fear for baby's safety
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum

  • Treatment is important for postpartum OCD as it can affect the relationship or bonding between the mother and the infant. It is important to note that often mothers will prefer to avoid taking medications while they are breastfeeding
  • There are a number of factors which must be taken into account when determining what form of treatment to use:
  • Severity of symptoms
  • Treatments that have worked in the past for that patient
  • Patients attitude or willingness to take medications
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Postpartum: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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