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Stephanie Sarkis Author, Counselor, and ADHD Expert
 

Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

Here’s an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/

Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother’s depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother’s untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant post-partum? These are important questions that doctors face when considering prescribing medication for a woman that is pregnant. The best prenatal care for depression is undertaken when an obstetrician, psychiatrist, and pediatrician work together to provide the best quality of care for the mother and her baby.

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