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Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Aug;49(8):1081-3.

Pregnancy of a patient treated with clozapine.

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Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

The authors describe the case of a patient with treatment-resistant schizophrenia who became pregnant after switching from conventional neuroleptic medications to clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic medication that does not cause hyperprolactinemia. Gestational diabetes, possibly exacerbated by clozapine, complicated management of her pregnancy. Comprehensive community support and psychiatric rehabilitation, combined with a positive response to clozapine, contributed to satisfying the patient's goal of having a healthy baby and being able to take the baby home to live with her and her husband.

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PMID:
9712217
DOI:
10.1176/ps.49.8.1081
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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