The management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy can be tricky. Some medications can be harmful to the fetus, and others need to be adjusted carefully due to changes in kidney and liver function. We walk you through the important considerations to keep in mind when working with these patients.
You might worry about prescribing antidepressants during pregnancy, but data on their safety is increasingly reassuring. We provide an in-depth review on how to treat depression in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Postpartum depression is surprisingly common, yet often missed. We discuss screening techniques to ensure you won’t miss it, and share treatment approaches, including novel strategies like brexanolone, zuranolone, and TMS.
Dr. Hendrick is a clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the director of inpatient psychiatry at Olive View—UCLA Medical Center, where she carries a caseload of patients and provides teaching and supervision for medical students and psychiatry residents. After completing medical school and psychiatric residency at UCLA, she spent several years working as a principal investigator and co-investigator on N.I.M.H. funded research studies. She has authored or co-authored over 75 research papers, editorials, books and other publications. She has a long-standing interest in the needs of severely mentally ill patients from underserved populations and has worked in community mental health settings her entire career.