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Psychosis in Pregnancy

Watkins, Melanie Erin MD1; Newport, D Jeffrey MD, MS1

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181a71307
In the Trenches

Psychosis during pregnancy demands a careful evaluation because the differential diagnosis is wide.

From the 1Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics and 2Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory Women’s Mental Health Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Corresponding author: Melanie Erin Watkins, MD, PGY3 Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure Dr. Newport has received research support from Eli Lilly (Indianapolis, IN), Glaxo SmithKline (Philadelphia, PA), Janssen (Titusville, NJ), the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (Great Neck, NY), the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), and Wyeth (Madison, NJ). He has served on speakers’ bureaus and received honoraria from AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE), Eli Lilly, Glaxo SmithKline, Pfizer (New York, NY), and Wyeth. He has served on advisory boards for Glaxo SmithKline. Dr. Watkins did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2009 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.