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Is it better for my liver and fetus to try psychotherapy instead of medications?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: What issues are you

Treating? Of course, when pregnant it is better to consider psychotherapy, however, sometimes meds are necessary.
Consult with your doctor to assess the risks of taking medication as opposed to being ill.

In brief: What issues are you

Treating? Of course, when pregnant it is better to consider psychotherapy, however, sometimes meds are necessary.
Consult with your doctor to assess the risks of taking medication as opposed to being ill.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Psychotherapy or counseling will not affect the liver or fetus.
Acupuncture may also be tried for anxiety and/or depression. Drug therapy should be utilized when other less invasive treatments fail.

In brief: Yes

Psychotherapy or counseling will not affect the liver or fetus.
Acupuncture may also be tried for anxiety and/or depression. Drug therapy should be utilized when other less invasive treatments fail.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: How about both?

Most psychotropic medications are acceptable during pregnancy to help stabilize the psyche and mood of the gravida.
Psychotherapy works in some cases given enough time, however frequently medications are also required to achieve the therapeutic goal. A maternal-fetal medicine and psychiatry specialist are essential to answer these questions for you.

In brief: How about both?

Most psychotropic medications are acceptable during pregnancy to help stabilize the psyche and mood of the gravida.
Psychotherapy works in some cases given enough time, however frequently medications are also required to achieve the therapeutic goal. A maternal-fetal medicine and psychiatry specialist are essential to answer these questions for you.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Psychotherapy

Without question.
Most psychotropic medications can have serious, deleterious effects on a developing fetus.

In brief: Psychotherapy

Without question.
Most psychotropic medications can have serious, deleterious effects on a developing fetus.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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