Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 96–103

The Impact of Mood Disorders and Their Treatment on the Pregnant Woman, the Fetus, and the Infant

  • Angelica L. Kloos
  • Abigail Dubin-Rhodin
  • Jillan Cantor Sackett
  • Thomas A. Dixon
  • Ronald A. Weller
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-010-0098-6

Cite this article as:
Kloos, A.L., Dubin-Rhodin, A., Sackett, J.C. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2010) 12: 96. doi:10.1007/s11920-010-0098-6

Abstract

Treatment of mood disorders in pregnant or nursing women can carry significant risks for the mother and the developing infant. For patients and physicians, it may be difficult to obtain current information to make the proper decisions regarding pharmacologic and alternative treatments. Thus, this paper discusses the risks and benefits of pharmacologic treatment and the risks of not treating depression and bipolar disorder in the pregnant woman. The safety of treatment options is reviewed. Alternative treatment options are also discussed.

Keywords

Pregnancy Mood disorder Depression Bipolar disorder Treatment 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelica L. Kloos
    • 1
  • Abigail Dubin-Rhodin
    • 2
  • Jillan Cantor Sackett
    • 3
  • Thomas A. Dixon
    • 4
  • Ronald A. Weller
    • 5
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryChildren’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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