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SSRI use in pregnancy : evaluating the risks and benefits

dc.contributor.authorDu Toit, El.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorThomas, E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKoen, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVythilingum, B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGrobler, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSmith, N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNiehaus, D.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T10:42:38Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T10:42:38Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationDu Toit, E., et al. 2015. SSRI use in pregnancy : evaluating the risks and benefits. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 22(2):48-53, doi:10.7196/SAJP.587
dc.identifier.issn1608-9685 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2078-6786 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAJP.587
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99754
dc.descriptionCITATION: Du Toit, E., et al. 2015. SSRI use in pregnancy : evaluating the risks and benefits. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 22(2):48-53, doi:10.7196/SAJP.587.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajp.org.za
dc.description.abstractSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are considered the primary pharmacological treatment for moderate to severe depression during pregnancy. Data regarding the safety of their use during pregnancy remain controversial and conflicting. Decisions regarding the prescription of antidepressant treatment are often fraught with concern around potential harmful medication effects on the pregnancy, fetus and infant. Information on potential risks remains extremely varied and inconsistent across sources. This lack of clarity regarding drug safety brings significant uncertainty not only for treating physicians, but also for women seeking information about depression during pregnancy. This review aims to summarise and evaluate the current evidence base and to aid clinicians in performing a risk/benefit analysis for SSRI use during pregnancy and lactation.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajp.org.za/index.php/sajp/article/view/587
dc.format.extent6 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectSerotonin uptake inhibitors -- Risk factorsen_ZA
dc.subjectPregnant womenen_ZA
dc.titleSSRI use in pregnancy : evaluating the risks and benefitsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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