Posts Tagged ‘depression and pregnany’

pregnancyFollowing a Wall Street Journal article, the Los Angeles Times (9/18, Healy) reports that the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists “have issued the first guidelines for the treatment of depression during pregnancy.” The groups say that “for women with serious, recurring depression or suicidal inclinations, the dangers of under-treatment may well outweigh the risks that antidepressants may pose to a developing fetus. At the same time, the guidelines stress that for many pregnant women suffering from depression, ‘talk therapy’ alone may be the best option, and should be routinely offered.”

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