publication . Article . 2013

The management of mood disorders in pregnancy: alternatives to antidepressants.

Erica M. Richards; Jennifer L. Payne;
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  • Published: 10 Apr 2013
Abstract
<jats:p>The management of mood disorders during pregnancy is complex due to risks associated with medication use and risks associated with untreated depression. Antidepressant use during pregnancy is an exposure for the unborn child, and it currently remains unclear what long-term repercussions there might be from this exposure, though available data are reassuring. On the other hand, there are risks for both the mother and child of untreated depression during pregnancy. There is a real need for research into nonpharmacological strategies for the prevention of relapse of mood disorders in pregnant women who are off medications. We have reviewed a number of poten...
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free text keywords: Psychiatry and Mental health, Clinical Neurology, Herbal supplement, Psychological intervention, Clinical psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Endogenous depression, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Major depressive episode, medicine.symptom, Electroconvulsive therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Antidepressant, Mood disorders, business.industry, business
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