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[The treatment of depression during pregnancy].

Authors
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  • 1 Országos Gyermekegészségügyi Intézet, Ifjusagi es Családtervezési Osztály, Budapest, Hungary. [email protected] , (Hungary)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatria Hungarica : A Magyar Pszichiatriai Tarsasag tudomanyos folyoirata
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
6
Pages
478–482
Identifiers
PMID: 21300995
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The treatment of depression during pregnancy--the medical treatment or it's interruption should be considered based both on its inherent dangers and on its potential benefits--requires complex thinking of the psychiatrist, because the mother's and the fetus' health should be also considered. The area of reproductive psychiatry is evolving rapidly, which is highly necessary, in order to enhance the competence of psychiatrists. It is estimated that 20-25% of women in the stage of reproductive age require psychiatric care, so this type of maternal disease needs specific care for family planning. The methodology of the treatment depression during pregnancy is highly important, because present studies suggest that this is one of the most serious teratogenic risk to the fetus and to the new-born's development.

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