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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 48 (2006) 2, 147 - 152

Case report

Bipolar disorder and pregnancy; a practice- and experience-based study. A case study

A.C.M. Kleinsman, E.A.M. Knoppert-van der Klein

Patients with bipolar disorder who become pregnant may develop an episode during their pregnancy, but an episode is much more likely to occur during the postpartum period. Three case histories show the kinds of problems that can arise. Risk factors are mentioned and advice is given about the best ways of preventing such problems.

keywords bipolar disorder, postpartum period, pregnancy