Psychiatric Medication in Pregnancy

November, 2010 | Vol: 8 Issue: 11

In this issue

Learning Objective

Article

Antidepressant Treatment in Pregnancy: An Update [Subscribers Only]

The last time TCPR covered the topic of psychotropics in pregnancy was less than two years ago, in February of 2009. Since then, however, some new treatment guidelines have been published, and they appear to be useful to clinicians.

Psychotropics in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As a pharmacist specializing in psychopharmacology, I am commonly consulted by psychiatrists to provide updated information on the safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Current APA/ACOG Recommendations for Managing Depression during Pregnancy in Three Scenarios

These new guidelines were issued jointly by our APA and by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition to providing a nice summary of the neonatal risks of antidepressant exposure, the paper offers clear, concise, and easy to follow algorithms for the management of depression in three scenarios doctors are likely to encounter.

Expert QA

The Motherisk Program

The Motherisk Program is a teratogen information service that has been around for more than 20 years.

Research Update

Antidepressant Response Not Linked to Serotonin Transporter Gene

SSRIs theoretically work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, presumably by blocking the serotonin transporter pump whose job is to clean up excess serotonin in the synapses between neurons.