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Reproductive Psychiatry
Update on Depression in Pregnancy
Khan SJ, Lusskin SI
The Female Patient. 2010;35(6):27-31

For most women, pregnancy is an exciting and joyful time. But for others it can be emotionally trying, especially for those with a history of depression or other psychiatric disorders. The implications of untreated depression in pregnancy are serious and include a higher risk for postpartum depression. This article offers an update on the diagnosis and treatment of depression during pregnancy, including the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and lactation.


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