Chapter 18 Single best answer questions

Problems following childbirth

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. You are a junior doctor working in a GP practice. Peter Wilkes comes to talk to you. His girlfriend Emma gave birth 3 days ago and although she seemed "completely normal" before the birth, he is concerned as she seems very emotional and prone to mood swings. His mother suspects that Emma may be depressed.
Choose the percentage of new mothers affected by this disorder.

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. Asuncion Jelinek is a 40 year old single mother who attends your GP surgery, 2 months after giving birth to her son Fernando. She recently separated from her husband and tells you that she has no friends in England, having only moved here recently. Like her mother, Asuncion suffered depression in her thirties.
The risk of postnatal depression is increased by all of the following, EXCEPT:

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. Dominique Smith is a 27 year old woman who gave birth to her son, Bronx-Baloo, a week ago. She now appears to be hearing voices and is terrified of the staff. Her speech is rambling and difficult to follow and she is very restless. The consultant is concerned that she has developed puerperal psychosis.
Regarding puerperal psychosis, which of the following statements is FALSE?

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. You are working in a GP surgery. A 27 year old woman, Sandra Eckhart, attends an appointment made by her husband Josh. With them is their first child, born via emergency caesarean section after a failed ventouse delivery 8 weeks ago. She was a healthy, full-term baby who did not require any specialist input after birth. Josh is concerned about Sandra's mood and sleep disturbance. During the interview she seems tearful and avoids eye contact. She asks to be referred to a paediatrician to 'have the baby checked out.'
Which of the following statements is TRUE?

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. Kelly is a 30 year old woman with bipolar affective disorder. She is currently well and concordant with lithium. She presents to you in general practice as she and her husband are planning to start a family.
Which of the following is TRUE?

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