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Providing the evidence for managing depression in pregnancy

Galbally, M.ORCID: 0000-0003-3909-1918 and Snellen, M. (2020) Providing the evidence for managing depression in pregnancy. Pediatrics, 145 (5). e20193578.

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Pregnancy is a time of physical and emotional vulnerability, which can potentially lead to or exacerbate depression. Sadly, suicide is a leading cause of death in both high- and low-income countries.1,2 Although psychological therapies are effective and may be sufficient treatment for depression in pregnancy, for some women, antidepressant treatment may be required. Research also suggests that when women abruptly cease antidepressants in pregnancy, suicidal ideation may increase.3

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Copyright: © 2020 by the American Academy of Pediatrics
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