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Puerperal disorders

Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Disorders or diseases associated with PUERPERIUM, the six-to-eight-week period immediately after PARTURITION in humans.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

8.7 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Toxic-exhaustive psychosis, April 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/8
Scope and Contents

"Admitted CR, discharged - puerperal psychosis. Was working as a telegraphist. [Male informant] - She is now keeping well but is a wee bit flighty, barges into his office for orange juice like a battleship. Is a member of the Dramatic Society."

Dates: Other: April 1947

13.3 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Toxic-exhaustive psychosis, September 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/12
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"Doctor says this woman was in C.R.I with a puerperal psychosis. Also definitely dull. Mother: elderly, was in M.H. Incomer. Was depressed and agitated after childbirth. The doctor couldn't decide between schizophrenia and manic-depressive psychosis. House would probably be clean, not overcrowded."

Relatives in survey: Daughter 13.4

Dates: September 1946

23.4 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Toxic-exhaustive psychosis, May 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents

"Diagnosis: Post peural depression. Patient had a child which died when 7 1/2 months old - 'congenital heart trouble'. Patient was a good mother and was very upset about this. Became pregnant again - normal confinement. Two days after the birth she became mentally ill, lost weight and became very depressed. Hearing voices. Admitted to CR, confused and agitated, and only dily aware of her surroundings."

Dates: Other: May 1946

3.51 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Undiagnosed , June 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents "More than a little unbalanced. [Male informant] said she had been queer since the birth of her child several years ago. She had infantile paralysis after her confinement - stayed a lot in bed and tied the child to a post to keep him from straying. [Female informant] thinks she traded on her disability. Wrote the teacher nasty notes. Dirty house, husband had to do the shopping etc. Nurse says she had a paralysis after the birth of the child, became mentally dull and...
Dates: Other: June 1947

1.215 Female, 25-34 yrs, Toxic-exhaustive psychosis, January 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/1
Scope and Contents "Diagnosis: Peurperal depression. This is a case of depression associated with pregnancy and the puerperium in which there are strong feelings of guilt and unworthiness and in which the patient has developed the fixed idea that she has V.D. Patient has five children. No trouble at previous pregnancies. All children healthy. Six weeks after the child was born, patient tried to commit suicide by hanging herself. Her husband thinks she did not really mean it and would not attempt it again....
Dates: Other: January 1947

15.54 Female, Single, 35-44 yrs, Toxic-exhaustive psychosis, March 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/14
Scope and Contents

"This girl was in C.R. with puerperal psychosis. Has an illegitimate son. The father of her illegitimate child wanted to marry her but her father said he was unworthy and would not permit it."

Son (15.3), sister (15.3) and mother (15.55) in study.

Dates: Other: March 1946

17.31 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, September 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/16
Scope and Contents

"This child is dull. Illegitimate, only child. Mother had puerperal pyrexia after his birth. Putative father."

Relatives in survey: Relatives in survey: Grandparents 17.29, 17.32, Uncles 17.27, 17.28, 17.34, 17.33, 17.26

Dates: Other: September 1946

20.71 Female, Married, 55-64 yrs, Toxic exhaustive psychosis, November 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/19
Scope and Contents

'Diagnosis: Acute confusional state. Miss R says she is now very well, a nice kindly woman. They have moved to England. Onset very sudden.'

Dates: Other: November 1946

27.30 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, July 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/26
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"This woman was a rate-aided patient in the CRI. Diagnosis - Involutional melancholia. She was taken away against advice, not really improved. She had had puerperal psychosis 30 years before. She had many physical complaints, was depressed, agitated, had high blood pressure. PC thinks this woman is all right now, can do her housework. Dr confirms - rest of family OK. Husband used to beat her."

Dates: Other: July 1945

29.14 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Manic depressive, October 1944

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/28
Scope and Contents

"Was in CRI with puerperal psychosis. Strong depressive colouring - hopeless, emotional, religious doubts, morbidly imaginative. Discharged herself too soon, but has remained well since."

Dates: Other: October 1944