Author | Shari I. Lusskin, MD


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.