Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Neuropsychiatric Conditions During Pregnancy

Sarah M. Westberg, Regina Arellano, Nicole E. Cieri-Hutcherson, Natalie T. Heinrich, Alexandra M. Herman, Nicole M. Lodise, Sarah McBane, Theresa U. Ofili, Niamh O'Grady, Kjersten H. Sankey

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Many pregnant persons will experience neuropsychiatric conditions during pregnancy, including migraine, attention deficit disorder, depression, and anxiety. Treatment of each of these conditions requires shared decision-making among the individual, family, and health care team. Although medications may include risk, the benefits often outweigh the potential fetal risks. In this article, we review pharmacologic treatment options for each of these conditions and appropriate use in pregnancy to maintain the stability of conditions and to optimize maternal and fetal outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-241
Number of pages15
JournalNursing for Women's Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2024

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  • ADHD
  • anxiety
  • attention deficit disorder
  • depression
  • major depressive disorder
  • medication
  • migraine
  • neuropsychiatric
  • pharmacotherapy
  • pregnancy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review


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