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I am at week 23, is it better to use antidepressant at the beginning of pregnancy or at the end?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No Standard Exists

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy remains controversial.
Recent studies suggest that left untreated, depression and anxiety can be harmful to both mother and fetus. The decision to treat or not to treat, the timing of the treatment, the dosing, and selection of medications is complex. The expecting parents, the obstetrician, and the psychiatrist must all work as a team during pregnancy.

In brief: No Standard Exists

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy remains controversial.
Recent studies suggest that left untreated, depression and anxiety can be harmful to both mother and fetus. The decision to treat or not to treat, the timing of the treatment, the dosing, and selection of medications is complex. The expecting parents, the obstetrician, and the psychiatrist must all work as a team during pregnancy.
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Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry

In brief: Best

Talk to your doctor to check risk versus benefits .
Best is no medications if your depression affecting your life than best is to use in last trimester . First trimester you have to weigh risk versus benefit most antidepressant are class c

In brief: Best

Talk to your doctor to check risk versus benefits .
Best is no medications if your depression affecting your life than best is to use in last trimester . First trimester you have to weigh risk versus benefit most antidepressant are class c
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