Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Kindergartners with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

While we have data to support the use of antidepressants, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), during pregnancy, most studies have focused on risk of congenital [...]

Exposure to Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Less Impact on Long Term Outcomes Than Previously Reported

In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Rommel and colleagues present a systematic review examining the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to antidepressants on physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes in children [...]

Announcing Summer CME Opportunity with CWMH Faculty

Back by popular demand, the Center for Women's Mental Health is pleased to announce a second course offering of Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan with the MGH Psychiatry [...]

New Study Estimates the Astonishing Cost of Neglected Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in US Mothers

A recently published article in the American Journal of Public Health has attributed a substantial financial cost to untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders among mothers. The study, conducted by researchers with the think [...]

COVID-19 Registry Launched to Track Pregnant Women and Newborns

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, we have limited information regarding COVID-19 during pregnancy; however, in the absence of adequate information, we consider pregnant women to be an at-risk population for COVID-19 [...]

Are Clinicians Using the PLLR to Guide Prescribing During Pregnancy?

In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed major revisions to prescription drug labeling -- the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule or PLLR -- in order to provide more accurate and helpful information [...]

Looking at the Risk of Preeclampsia and Postpartum Hemorrhage in Women Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Over the last decade, various studies have examined the risk of obstetric complications in women using antidepressants during pregnancy.   Preeclampsia:  Some studies have suggested that pregnant women taking SSRI antidepressants may be at higher [...]