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Risks of untreated depression during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14761100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
QUESTION: One of my patients who was taking an antidepressant for major depression is now pregnant and does not wish to take it any more. I believe she needs to continue her medication. She, however, is adamant about stopping it because she believes it would put her baby at risk. Is there evidence that not treating depression during pregnancy puts babies at risk?
ANSWER: A growing body of literature investigating the effects of not treating depression on mother and developing fetus suggests that untreated depression is associated with adverse fetal outcomes and a higher risk of maternal morbidity, including suicide ideation and attempts, and postpartum depression.
Authors:
Lori Bonari; Heather Bennett; Adrienne Einarson; Gideon Koren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-05     Completed Date:  2004-02-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Motherisk Team, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antidepressive Agents / adverse effects*
Depression, Postpartum / etiology,  prevention & control
Depressive Disorder / etiology*
Female
Humans
Morbidity
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors
Suicide, Attempted
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents
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