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Posttraumatic stress disorder following preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;25(3-4):183-187.

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van Pampus MG, Wolf H, Weijmar Schultz WCM, Neeleman J, Aarnoudse JG.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in connection with pregnancy was first described in the 1990s - initially in relation to childbirth but later more specifically to the mode of delivery. Instrumental vaginal delivery carries the highest risk of PTSD followed by emergency caesarean section and normal spontaneous delivery. Loss of pregnancy, spontaneous abortion or intrauterine death for example can also lead to PTSD. Little systematic research has been performed regarding the psychological consequences of severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome, although it would seem obvious that these conditions may have a great effect. The combination of suffering a serious illness combined with an unexpected caesarean section or delivery, often of a premature child, is a heavy burden to bear both physically and psychologically. We describe here three patients who developed PTSD after pregnancies complicated by severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome. PTSD can develop after preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome.

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Les accouchements instrumentaux, suivis par les césariennes en urgence ou la mort intra-utérine, sont reconnus comme pouvant conduire la mère a un état de stress-postraumatique. Ici les auteurs montrent que c’est aussi le cas avec des pré-éclampsies sévères.

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➡ c-section/caesarean ; premature baby ; psychology ; traumatism ; post-traumatic stress ; eclampsia (pre-) ; low birth weight

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Cécile Loup — 17 May 2005
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