Volume 50, Q4, Article 8
Stajić and Maksimović. Scr Med 2019;50(4):188-90.
Aripiprazole as a Mood Stabiliser in Postpartum Depression With Premorbid Passive-Dependent Personality Structure: a Case Report
Mladen Stajić1,2, Žana Maksimović1,2
(1) Primary Healthcare Centre Modriča, Modriča, the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(2) PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Depression is becoming a widespread illness. One of the most dangerous types of depression is postpartum depression. In the presented case of postpartum depression, aggravating factor was patient’s personality structure. With the frequent giving up on previous therapy, frequent mood swings, and the present feeling of helplessness, the very treatment of depressive episode within the postpartum depression was difficult. In this case report, the introduction of aripiprazole as a drug with a proven effect on mood swings and tendency to mood stabilisation resulted with complete and long-lasting remission.
Key words: postpartum depression, premorbid personality structure, aripiprazole.PDF version of article