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AUDIO: Dr. Shoshana Bennett - Should Women Continue Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant?

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Hi, and thank you for joining us at EmpowHer--the home of women’s health online. I am Todd Hartley.

I am Wendy Hartley.

And in the “Los Angeles Times” there’s a fascinating story that I am sure ladies are interested in. It’s treatment guidelines issued on depression during pregnancy.

Now that’s the title, and for women with serious conditions, medication may be the best route, but talk therapy may alleviate suffering for others. And according to a document prepared by two national physicians’ groups, they are interested in bringing this to the light of day, and that’s why Dr. Shoshana Bennett is with us and to bring us up to speed really about antidepressants and pregnancy. Hi, Dr. Shosh.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:

Tell us a little bit about depression. Give us an overview if you could, and how it affects women who are pregnant.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:
Oh, wonderful question.

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