Essential Reads

Taking a Look at the New FDA Pregnancy Labeling and Lactation Rule

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed major revisions to prescription drug labeling in order to provide more accurate and helpful information on the effects of medications used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. [...]

New Research from the CWMH: Prenatal Exposure to Atypical Antipsychotics Does Not Increase Risk of Malformations

The use of the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic agents continues to increase.  These medications are used to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders.  Although [...]

February 2016 Roundup: Recent Publications in Reproductive Psychiatry

This roundup is a bit late -- lots of publications on the list.  Stay tuned for the March Roundup.   Antenatal depression: Prevalence and risk factor patterns across the gestational period. Castro E Couto T, Cardoso MN, Brancaglion MY, Faria GC, Garcia [...]

What Happens When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned?

We often see women with postpartum depression (PPD) who are also experiencing problems with breastfeeding.  Several different questions arise?  Are these women depressed because they are having problems with breastfeeding? Or does their depression and/or [...]