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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

Here’s an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/

Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother’s depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother’s untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant post-partum? These are important questions that doctors face when considering prescribing medication for a woman that is pregnant. The best prenatal care for depression is undertaken when an obstetrician, psychiatrist, and pediatrician work together to provide the best quality of care for the mother and her baby.

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.