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Clin Perinatol. 2019 Jun;46(2):215-234. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2019.02.004. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Safety of Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy.

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1
Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health, Harvard Medical School, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: eraffi@mgh.harvard.edu.
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Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health, Harvard Medical School, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

Risks, benefits, alternatives, and appropriateness of psychotropic medications, including risks of no treatment, are discussed for antidepressants, mood-stabilizing medications, anxiolytic/sedative hypnotic medications, stimulants, and medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders. Early screening, diagnosis, and intervention prior to and/or during pregnancy often reduce morbidity and mortality of mental health disorders for mothers and infants.

KEYWORDS:

Perinatal addiction; Perinatal reproductive psychiatry; Pregnancy; Psychopharmacology; Women’s mental health

PMID:
31010557
DOI:
10.1016/j.clp.2019.02.004

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