Keqing Li1*, Morgan Pegg2 and Richard M Dreize3
1St. George’s University School of Medicine, University Centre Grenada, Grenada
3Department of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL, USA
Background: This case is interesting because her psychosis was exacerbated at the same time as her
new pregnancy onset, and the patient had multiple gestational records. Furthermore, her psychosis
was treatment-resistant to Aripiprazole.
Case Report: A 36 year-old woman with a gestational age of 27 weeks presented to the Behavioral
Health Unit due to acute psychosis of carrying the “Devil’s child.”
Conclusion: We hope this case report can serve as a basis for establishing management guidelines
for patients with peripartum acute psychosis.
Peripartum; Psychosis; Treatment-Resistant
Li K, Pegg M, Dreize RM. A Case
Report on Treatment-Resistant
Acute Exacerbation of Psychosis
in Pregnancy. Ann Psychiatr Clin
Neurosci. 2021; 4(1): 1041..