University of Gothenburg
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Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a mental disorder usually diagnosed between 18 and 30 years of age; this coincides with the period when many women experience pregnancy and childbirth. Specific problems have been reported in pregnancy and childbirth when the mother has BD. As a basis for developing high quality healthcare with best health outcomes for mother and child when the pregnant woman has BD, there is need for a scientific overview of the risks.