Psychopharmacology and pregnancy : treatment efficacy, risks, and guidelines

2014, Psychopharmacology and pregnancy : treatment efficacy, risks, and guidelines. Edited by Galbally, Megan, Snellen, Martien and Lewis, Andrew, Springer, Heidelberg, German.

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Title Psychopharmacology and pregnancy : treatment efficacy, risks, and guidelines
Editor(s) Galbally, Megan
Snellen, Martien
Lewis, Andrew
Publication date 2014
Total pages 232
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Heidelberg, German
Summary  This book examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy, including major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The natural history of each condition pre- and post-partum is analyzed, and the evidence for the efficacy of drug treatments, evaluated. Special attention is paid to the potential dangers of different treatment options for both mother and fetus, covering risks of malformation, pregnancy and obstetric risks, neonatal risks, and possible long-term consequences. The risks of not treating a particular condition are also analyzed. On the basis of the available evidence, management guidelines are provided that additionally take into account non-pharmacological options. Closing chapters consider the value of complementary and alternative medicine and ECT and explore future research directions.
ISBN 9783642545610
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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