Risks associated with childbearing in schizophrenia.

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The authors report about the catamnestic study of 919 schizophrenic women who gave birth to a child after their first schizophrenic episode, 112 (12.2%) of the patients suffered a new psychotic breakdown in connection with generation process. The overwhelming majority, 109 (11.9%) decompensated during the post partum periode (within 6 months after parturition). In a significantly lesser degree, 3 (0.32%) of the cases, the psychotic episode occurred during pregnancy (in the first trimester). The authors emphasize the importance of careful pharmacological and psychotherapeutical management of pregnant schizophrenic women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalActa psychiatrica Belgica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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