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Mental health drugs and pregnancy: A doctor's take
 

Mental health drugs and pregnancy: A doctor's take

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Globally, a lot of focus has been placed on assessing mental health as part of antenatal maternal health assessments. With this focus has come increased identification and diagnoses of psychiatric illnesses among pregnant and postpartum women. However, despite the widespread and increasing use of antipsychotics during pregnancy, most doctors continue to remain ill-informed about the potential dangers these drugs pose on the developing foetus. Here is one doctor's take on this.
 
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29 Nov 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz Thank you for sharing this article. This is one of the topics rarely talked about in general medicine but is of significance in clinical practice. Prescribing antipsychoti...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz
The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers or higher doses o...
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Personally, I do not prescribe anti-psychotics. In our institution, these cases are usually managed my mental health specialists. In the presence of conflicting data, or studies with a limited sample size, then careful consideration should be made be...
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Depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are increasing due to physical, psychological and social factors. Many medicines can cross placenta and enter in fetal circulation. US FDA warned to avoid Paroxetine to mothers as it causing infant heart...
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The safety level of multiple medications is different in pregnancy, therefore, it is strictly recommended to take medication with doctor’s consultation during pregnancy. Various research studies have shown that there is increasing identification and ...
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Mental health disorders are prevalent all over the population and pregnant women are not an exception. Many of these disorders require critical and continuous supply of medications daily. Usually, it is recommended that psychiatric medication use dur...
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