Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy

Treatment Efficacy, Risks, and Guidelines

Editors: Galbally, Megan, Snellen, Martien, Lewis, Andrew (Eds.)

  • Examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy
  • Describes the risks of different treatment options for both mother and fetus
  • Considers potential consequences of non-treatment
  • Provides evidence-based guidelines
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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.

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“Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy: Treatment Efficacy, Risks, and Guidelines provides guidance on the psychopharmacologic treatment of both pregnant women and women considering pregnancy, and it addresses several important topics to keep in mind when treating this special population, including consent procedures, ongoing critical review of the literature, and available alternative treatments. It would be a valuable reference to any clinician who may potentially treat peripartum women.” (Annette M. Matthews, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 76 (6), June, 2015)

“This book surveys the occurrence of mental illness in pregnancy and explains recommendations for treating pregnant patients with these disorders. … Any clinician who cares for pregnant women would benefit from using this book, but it is particularly relevant for those working at the interface of mental health and obstetrics. … It serves as an excellent tool for all those who are caring for pregnant women with mental illness.” (Sheila Lahijani, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Pharmacological Treatments of Mental Disorders in Pregnancy

    Galbally, Megan (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Process of Obtaining Informed Consent When Prescribing Psychopharmacology in Pregnancy

    Snellen, Martien (et al.)

    Pages 5-17

  • Critical Evaluation of the Literature: Understanding the Complexities of Observational Research

    Einarson, Adrienne

    Pages 19-31

  • Maternal and Fetal Factors That Influence Prenatal Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants

    Shea, Alison K. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Depression in Pregnancy and Child Development: Understanding the Mechanisms of Transmission

    Lewis, Andrew J.

    Pages 47-65

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Hardcover $34.99
$59.99 (listprice)
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy
Book Subtitle
Treatment Efficacy, Risks, and Guidelines
Editors
  • Megan Galbally
  • Martien Snellen
  • Andrew Lewis
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54562-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54562-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54561-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52348-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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