Bipolar Depression: Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Lactation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Medication management of bipolar depression in pregnancy and lactation is best done by assessing each patient's and family's needs in detail. Keeping pregnant patients as psychiatrically stable as possible is the most important principle for clinicians. Unfortunately, there is no risk-free situation for patients with psychiatric illness. This is often the most difficult and hard to accept reality for these patients, families, and clinicians. Clinicians serve these patients best by being as transparent as possible about the risk/benefit analysis of each patient's situation with the realization that ultimately the decisions are made by the patient and family.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wald, MF; Muzyk, AJ; Clark, D

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 74

PubMed ID

  • 26876318

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3147

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psc.2015.10.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States