Treatment of depression during pregnancy

Veena Nayak, Kurady Laxminarayana Bairy, Virupaksha Devaramane

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Women of child bearing age are at a high risk for depression. Despite the high incidence of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, guidelines for treating this depression are lacking. It is a challenge to treat the illness effectively and also to minimize risk to the fetus or the neonate. The safety of antidepressants during pregnancy is an unresolved issue and has made it difficulttochoosetheappropriate antidepressant to be used during pregnancy. In this review we have suggested some strategies that may be useful to the physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalKuwait Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Nayak, V., Bairy, K. L., & Devaramane, V. (2010). Treatment of depression during pregnancy. Kuwait Medical Journal, 42(3), 187-191.