[Postpartum mania induced by Bromocriptine: a case report]

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2006 Feb;35(1):79-81. doi: 10.1016/s0368-2315(06)76376-1.
[Article in French]


The postpartum period is a high-risk period for occurrence of mood disorders (depression, mania) particularly for women with a history of bipolar disorder. We report the case of a woman with a postpartum mania episode with psychotic features induced by bromocriptine. This case report highlights the need to systematically explore the personal history of pregnant women in search of mood disorder which may proscribe use of bromocriptine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder / chemically induced*
  • Bipolar Disorder / psychology
  • Bromocriptine / adverse effects*
  • Dopamine Agonists / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period


  • Dopamine Agonists
  • Bromocriptine