Severe case of postnatal depression prompts warning

Clinicians should consider organic causes of depressive symptoms after birth following the discovery that a patient actually had a frontal meningioma, say Perth doctors

Perth clinicians are urging doctors to consider “organic causes” of postnatal depression after a woman’s medication-resistant depression was found to be caused by a frontal meningioma. 

MRI showing 7cm lesion.

Aged in her 30s, the patient was referred to a mother and baby unit at a tertiary hospital 10 months after the birth of her first child, who had become