Depression during pregnancy
The authors of this article present a case relating to a 34 year old woman who was admitted as a psychiatric inpatient for the treatment of depression following the birth of her second child. The woman had a history of depression and had tried to commit suicide 2 months after the birth of her baby. The authors go on to highlight the main issues involved in managing pregnant women with depression under the following headings:
The main summary points (taken directly from the article) are provided below:
Br Med J 2007; 334: 1003-5 (link to extract).