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Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson on Postpartum Psychosis & Risk Factors: WABC

Capital Chase Suspect Miriam Carey Likely Suffered Mental Health Issues
October 4, 2013

But as a psychiatrist who specializes in women's mental health, Dr. Fitelson says the delusions and extreme behavior point towards a rare but more severe form of the condition, known as postpartum psychosis.

"Women in the postpartum period can be at a higher risk for this particularly if they have had a diagnosis of other mental illness such as bipolar or schizophrenia. One minute the woman can look fine, one minute she can be disoriented, confused, or hearing strange voices," said Dr. Fitelson.

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