This clinical cohort study showed no impact of prenatal lithium exposure on cognitive functioning in children 6 to 14 years of age.
Essential Reads: Maternal Suicide in the United States, The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts
In a webinar put together by 2020 Mom, presenters provide an overview of maternal suicide, review risk factors for suicide in this population, and discuss efforts to generate accurate data on maternal suicide.
We are now recruiting for a study using a novel app using behavioral activation to treat depression during pregnancy.
Given limited data on the reproductive safety of oxcarbazepine, we would recommend using alternate medications during pregnancy, when possible.
Essential Reads: Bright Light Therapy for the Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy, Mixed Findings
In terms of the efficacy of bright light therapy for depression during pregnancy, the jury is still out.
Essential Reads: Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy Associated with Increased Risk of Malformations
Modafinil (brand name Provigil) and armodafinil (Nuvigil) are wake-promoting agents used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. They are also used in other settings, often in [...]
Prospective Data on the Use of Newer Antipsychotics During Pregnancy: No Increase in Risk of Malformations
The most recent publication from the National Pregnancy Registry focuses on overall risk of malformations associated with the class of antipsychotic medications.
NPR’s 1A Live hosts an episode focusing on perinatal depression, including information on the new medication zuranolone for the treatment of postpartum depression.
Prevalence of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children with Prenatal Exposure to Antipsychotic Medications
The findings of this study do not suggest that prenatal antipsychotics exposure is associated with increased risk for ADHD, ASD, small for gestational age, or preterm birth.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for many psychiatric illnesses occurring during pregnancy.