What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women’s Experience with Prescribing Providers

What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women’s Experience with Prescribing... This exploratory study completed interviews with 25 depressed pregnant women who had prior depression, and when becoming pregnant, were receiving depression medication or tried to get mental health care. Seventy one percent of women were more than 25 weeks gestation at the time of the interview. Thirty-five percent of women were not receiving treatment. While 94 % told their provider of their pregnancy, 36 % had no opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits of continued pharmacotherapy; 42 % had no opportunity to continue pharmacotherapy. Some providers may be reluctant to treat depressed pregnant women, creating a potential barrier to their receipt of needed care. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women’s Experience with Prescribing Providers

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11126-014-9293-7
Publisher site
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Abstract

This exploratory study completed interviews with 25 depressed pregnant women who had prior depression, and when becoming pregnant, were receiving depression medication or tried to get mental health care. Seventy one percent of women were more than 25 weeks gestation at the time of the interview. Thirty-five percent of women were not receiving treatment. While 94 % told their provider of their pregnancy, 36 % had no opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits of continued pharmacotherapy; 42 % had no opportunity to continue pharmacotherapy. Some providers may be reluctant to treat depressed pregnant women, creating a potential barrier to their receipt of needed care.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 30, 2014

References

  • Community mental health provider reluctance to provide pharmacotherapy may be a barrier to addressing perinatal depression A preliminary study
    Byatt, N; Biebel, K; Debordes-Jackson, G; Lundquist, RS; Moore Simas, TA; Weinreb, L; Ziedonis, D
  • SSRI treatment during pregnancy: Are we asking the right questions
    Wisner, K

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