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Depression

Pregnancy and Mental Disorder Medication

08/28/2007

Question:

Can I get pregnant while on medication for depression, anxiety, panic attacks and having bipolar disorder?

Answer:

You can get pregnant while on medication, but there are risks and benefits that you should be aware of before you get pregnant. The decision about medication depends on the severity of your illnesses, which medications have been effective for you, and what alternative treatments have been effective for you. This is really a complex set of decisions that you should make carefully with your psychiatrist and, if possible, your obstetrician.

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Response by:

Lawson  Wulsin, MD Lawson Wulsin, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, Training Director of the Family Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati