My wife had PP after the delivery of our first child in late July 2017. She was admitted into a private hospital for psychiatric care by early August of same year. The crisis and treatment lasted for about a month. Because we were not properly informed, by early September, thinking that we were clear as she was very stable, we stopped going for the doctors appointment and by extension the drugs too.
We had our second child by February 2019. This time the delivery and aftermath was devoid of PP. Come early September 2020, we had another crisis and she was again admitted for psychiatric care. This episode lasted for about two weeks. After leaving the hospital she went into self denial mode and totally refused to continue her drugs nor keep her outpatient appointments. I let her be when I couldn't convince her otherwise. Moreover she had become very stable or so I thought.
By mid December 2021, I started observing some symptoms which I had become aware of to be the prelude of the crisis (delusion, paranoia), I immediately took her to the hospital. I am more aware now and we have agreed she will stay more longer in the hospital in order to go through CBT as part of the treatment. She is presently back home.
I will be grateful if anyone can share their relapse story and what this consequently meant? I mean will this relapse be referred to as a postpartum illness or something else? Thank you.