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By Megan Galbally, Martien Snellen, Andrew Lewis

This booklet examines the function of psychopharmacological remedy in a number issues which may be encountered while pregnant, together with significant depressive issues, nervousness issues, bipolar affective disease, schizophrenia, consuming problems and substance abuse. The normal historical past of every pre and post-partum is analyzed and the facts for the efficacy of medicines, evaluated. exact recognition is paid to the capability risks of other remedies for either mom and fetus, overlaying dangers of malformation, being pregnant and obstetric hazards, neonatal hazards and attainable long term effects. the dangers of now not treating a selected situation also are analyzed. at the foundation of the on hand facts, administration guidance are only if also bear in mind non-pharmacological innovations. remaining chapters think about the worth of complementary and replacement medication and ECT and discover destiny study directions.

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Desvenlafaxine, duloxetine, venlafaxine) are increasingly used to manage antenatal mood disturbances (Cooper et al. 2007) and will be referred to as SRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors). This chapter is offered as a review to highlight key maternal and fetal variables that account for the variations in maternal perinatal SRI pharmacology, fetal drug exposure, and neonatal outcomes that should serve as a guide to the clinician regarding the benefits and risks associated with SRI use in this setting.

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