DR. TURCO is Attending Psychiatrist, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY.
Depression in pregnancy: When doing nothing is not an option
How do you and your depressed patients walk that fine line between the risks of taking-or not taking-antidepressants during pregnancy? Which drugs or alternate therapies seem safest? An expert cautions that maternal and fetal risks of untreated mental illness-ranging from spontaneous abortion to suicide-may outweigh the risks of antidepressants.
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