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Can J Psychiatry. 1986 Apr;31(3):183-90.

The rational use of psychotropic drugs in pregnancy and postpartum.


When a pregnant woman or nursing mother requires psychotropic medication, one must consider the effect of such medications on the fetus or baby. The authors review the evidence for teratogenic effects of such drugs given during pregnancy, toxic or withdrawal effects in the newborn and dangers to the breast-fed baby. Suggestions are made for judicious use of psychotropic drugs in pregnant or nursing women.

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