Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

New Research from the CWMH: Quetiapine (Seroquel) and Pregnancy Data from the National Registry

The newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic agents are now used  to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders.  The National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics [...]

New Research from the CWMH: Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes with Benzodiazepine Exposure During Pregnancy

Recent studies have demonstrated that more than 10% of women experience clinically significant symptoms of anxiety during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester.  Anxiety during pregnancy is not necessarily a benign event.  Various studies indicate [...]

Valproic Acid: Highlighting Risk and Modifying Prescribing Patterns in Reproductive Age Women

For clinicians who have not yet discovered the incredibly thoughtful and clinically practical monthly articles from Chittaranjan Andrade in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, it’s time to take a look.  (Not only are these articles [...]