Assessing Illness and Medication Treatment in the Perinatal Period
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 7&8, July 2016
Simone Vigod, MD
Assistant professor at the University of Toronto and Institute of Health Policy in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Vigod has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dr. Simone Vigod describes her approach to prescribing medications during pregnancy. She starts by assessing the severity of the symptoms and the impact on function. Women usually fall into two categories: those who are not on medication and have become symptomatic, and those who have been taking medication, who are perhaps in remission, and are unsure about going off medication during pregnancy.