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30 04, 2012

Breastfeeding and Benzodiazepines: Good News

By |2015-08-12T16:37:03-04:00April 30th, 2012|Breastfeeding and Psychiatric Medications|

Clinically significant anxiety symptoms are common during the postpartum period and frequently complicate the treatment of postpartum depression.   While SSRIs are indicted for the treatment anxiety symptoms, especially when they co-occur with depression, many women may need to use a benzodiazepine for managing more severe symptoms of anxiety or insomnia. 

22 10, 2007

Link Found Between Anxiety and Preterm Birth

By |2015-07-28T10:31:31-04:00October 22nd, 2007|Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy|

While there have been concerns regarding the reproductive safety of psychotropic medications, it must be recognized that withholding or withdrawing pharmacologic treatment for depression or anxiety during pregnancy may not always be the safest option. Untreated psychiatric illness in the mother cannot be considered a benign event, and a number of studies have indicated that depression during pregnancy may negatively affect pregnancy outcomes (reviewed in Bonari 2004).

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