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How is depression treated while pregnant?

How is depression treated while pregnant?

Carefully: During pregnancy the treatment of depression is usually more conservative with a greater emphasis on non-medication treatments. However, medications are used depending on the individual situation, with medications more likely to be used in severe depression. Also, in general there is a greater level of comfort in using medications later in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How can I treat depression while pregnant?

How can I treat depression while pregnant?

Complex : Depression during pregnancy is correlated with negative neonatal and postpartum outcomes. There are safer antidepressants to use during pregnancy. Please discuss with your obstetrician and psychiatrist. The rare likelihood of neonatal pulmonary hypertension needs to be weighed against not treating your depression. Counseling can help, but depression is a biological disease not just a bad mood. ...Read more

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What should I know if I have depression and I want to get pregnant?

What should I know if I have depression and I want to get pregnant?

Current status? : If you are being treated for depression with medication, discuss with prescribing doctor & ob/gyn. One must weigh benefit v risk to either continue or discontinue medications for depression in a pregnancy. Untreated pregnant women have higher rate of miscarriage, prematurity & postpartum depression. Babies exposed to antidepressants have slight risk of neonatal pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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How to I decide if depression tablets are worth the risk while pregnant?

How to I decide if depression tablets are worth the risk while pregnant?

Not easy: Some antidepressants are relatively safe during pregnancy (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) lexapro) especially after the first three months. If you have severe depression (suicidal thoughts, for example), taking an antidepressant may have less risks than not taking one. Talk with you ob/gyn doctor in either case. ...Read more

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Will my depression have a negative impact on my baby while I am pregnant?

Will my depression have a negative impact on my baby while I am pregnant?

It can: Depression in the mother is associated with risks to the baby. The reasons aren't always clear, but consider that depressed mothers often don't eat well, and may not cooperate with prenatal vitamins or checkups. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy at no risk to the fetus, and even antidepressants can be safer for the baby than mother's untreated depression. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Pregnant, what can I do my aunt is harassing me to take my depression med?

Pregnant, what can I do my aunt is harassing me to take my depression med?

Harassing you? : Why is she doing that? What has been recommended by your obstetrician & your psychiatrist? Do you live with your aunt? Has it been recommended that you continue your psychiatric medication? What was your question? Too many variables here to figure out how to advise you. Please discuss with your psychiatrist and your OB physician. Have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with my 2nd child & suffering with depression. What's the safest way to treat it.?

I'm pregnant with my 2nd child & suffering with depression. What's the safest way to treat it.?

EFT or Talk Therapy: Talk psychotherapy and energy based psychological interventions (such as eft) are very safe (and effective) treatment modalities. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy affect depression?

Consultation needed: In some women, pregnancy can make depression worse; in some, it can make it better. The question often is whether to use pharmaceutical antidepressant medications while a woman is pregnant, and whether the intensity of symptoms makes it reasonable to risk potential effects in the infant. The answer is variable, and discussion with an experienced psychiatrist is very important. ...Read more

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Is depression a sign of early pregnancy?

Is depression a sign of early pregnancy?

No: The best way to determine pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. Worrying about whether one is pregnant can cause anxiety with problems sleeping, all of which may contribute for feeling depressed or sad. Feeling depressed can occur for a variety of reasons. Maybe an evaluation by a physician is in order to rule-out both depression and pregnancy and to also make sure nothing else is wrong? ...Read more

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What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

Depends: The food and drug administration assigns risk category ratings for drugs in pregnancy. Category c drugs have been suggested to cause problems in the fetus and should be used with caution in pregnancy if absolutely needed. Category d medications have been proven to cause serious harm to fetus and should be avoided. All the current antidepressants are either category c or d. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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