Depression and Pregnancy

In the July issue of Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, “Managing Depression During Pregnancy” addresses the possible risks of not treating depression: risk of postpartum depression, obstetrical complications and of course, all of the risks associated with not treating depression in women who are not pregnant.

The article points out that the information we have on the use of medications during pregnancy and teratogenic risks are “inconsistent” but should be considered, as part of our risk/benefit analysis, as well as non-medication interventions.

reference: J Clin Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;70(7):e25

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