Shari I. Lusskin, MD

Bloomington

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DR. LUSSKIN is Director of Reproductive Psychiatry and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Medical Center and School of Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduct

Articles

Depression in pregnancy: When doing nothing is not an option

February 01, 2008

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.