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Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011 Feb;14(1):71-5. doi: 10.1007/s00737-010-0197-8. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Primary care physician's attitudes and practices regarding antidepressant use during pregnancy: a survey of two countries.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Austin Health, Studley Rd., Heidelberg, Melbourne 3084, Australia. jbilszta@unimelb.edu.au

Abstract

Little is known about the practices of primary care physicians regarding the prescribing of antidepressants during pregnancy. An anonymous survey was administered to a group of nonrandomly selected Australian general practitioners (nā€‰=ā€‰61 out of 77) and randomly selected Canadian family physicians (nā€‰=ā€‰35 out of 111). Responses to a hypothetical scenario and questions regarding beliefs about the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy were collected. Physicians from both countries feel strongly that antidepressant use during pregnancy is a decision complicated by conflicting reports of safety and risk.

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21116666
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10.1007/s00737-010-0197-8
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