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How is depression treated while pregnant?

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Dr. Lakeasha Sullivan
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Depends on Severity

Although there are antidepressants considered safe during pregnancy (see a psychiatrist who will work with your OBGYN), psychotherapy could be the safest route for mild-moderate depression.
CBT therapy is particularly helpful for treating depression. There is also a growing body of research that suggests meditation can reduce depression as well.

In brief: Depends on Severity

Although there are antidepressants considered safe during pregnancy (see a psychiatrist who will work with your OBGYN), psychotherapy could be the safest route for mild-moderate depression.
CBT therapy is particularly helpful for treating depression. There is also a growing body of research that suggests meditation can reduce depression as well.
Dr. Lakeasha Sullivan
Dr. Lakeasha Sullivan
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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