How to Evaluate and Treat Mood Disorders in Pregnancy
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 7&8, July 2016
Vivien Burt, PhD, MD
Founder and co-director at UCLA Women’s Life Center, a perinatal outpatient program in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Burt discloses that she has been a paid consultant to Otsuka, Sunovion, Lundbeck, and Takeda. Dr. Puzantian has reviewed this article and has found no evidence of bias in this educational activity.
Dr. Vivien Burt discusses mood disorders and pregnancy. It’s now pretty widely recognized that pregnancy does not protect against mental illness, and the postpartum period is certainly a time of very high vulnerability for women, especially if they’ve had a history of psychiatric illness.