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A 36-year-old male asked:

What can i do to relieve my wife's moodswings. she is 7 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
An expert: Moodswings during pregnancy are common, but if they are strong enough for you ask, it's a good idea to ask your OB for a referral to a psychiatrist. Why? Because mood swings during pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of true post-partum depression after she gives birth. There's no guarantee of this, of course, but important to watch fir and be prepared fir in advance.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Good insight sir, you are quite correct
Feb 20, 2013
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
See Mirtazapine for nausea, insomnia and mood, largest study 150 each arm no problems, see mass General Antenal psychiatry. Just an option to consider when u see these patients
Feb 20, 2013
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be supportive: The best thing you can do is be supportive. These are temporary changes due to hormones and you can't alter that. Understand they are temporary and it's not her fault.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Well, it depends on: The situation, incl history.One excellent med is called mirtazapine. 1/2 of 30 mg tablet prior to sleep helps insomnia, nausea, stress and mood. See mass general women's psychiatry website. It blocks a seratonin receptor 5ht-3 where zofran (ondansetron) works, blocks 5ht2c which helps sleep ANS is a good basic med, look up, bring info to OB doc, they won't know about it, just sayin', it may take a week or 2.

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