Hello! I was diagnosed with PPP 6 weeks after my first baby was born. I accepted this diagnosis without question, until recently I read a book called The Pill That Steals Lives by Katinka Blackford Newman. Katinka suffered from SSRI induced psychosis, a few days after starting the SSRI escitalopram which she was prescribed while going through a stressful divorce. She was treated with various psychiatric medications, including other SSRIs and antipsychotics, and she became a suicidal, binge eating shadow of her former self. Luckily, after a year, an enlightened psychiatrist took her off all her psychiatric medications. After 4 weeks of awful withdrawal, she was back to her old self, free from any psychosis or depression. She had been diagnosed with psychotic depression and bipolar disorder - she refutes these diagnoses and is convinced the psychosis was caused by an adverse reaction to escitalopram. Apparently psychosis can be induced when starting, stopping, changing dose or switching between SSRIs. I took citalopram before and throughout my pregnancy and was well. A few days after the birth, I asked to be swapped to sertraline as I had read it might be safer when breastfeeding. I became severely depressed, was swapped back to citalopram and the dose was rapidly increased. Within a few weeks I was in a florid depressive psychosis. I just wondered if anyone can relate to these experiences? I was always told my PPP was “atypical” - perhaps this explains why. Thanks.