puerperal psychosis

noun

a mental disorder sometimes occurring in women after childbirth, characterized by deep depression, delusions of the child's death, and homicidal feelings towards the child

Nearby words

  1. puerpera,
  2. puerperal,
  3. puerperal eclampsia,
  4. puerperal fever,
  5. puerperal metritis,
  6. puerperal septicemia,
  7. puerperal tetanus,
  8. puerperant,
  9. puerperium,
  10. puerto ayacucho

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