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‘I thought the staff were trying to kill me’: the illness that can haunt new mothers

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Experts are divided over what causes postpartum psychosis, which can leave mothers of newborns detached from reality

When Sarah Hayes’ son Alex was born 24 years ago, she wasn’t just happy – she was euphoric.

“I couldn’t believe Alex was mine. Even after 30 hours of labour, I was full of energy,” she says. “I was so elated, I couldn’t switch off and sleep.”

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