Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Ana Paula Fonseca

Ana Paula Fonseca
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, ESTESC,
Farm, Rua 5 S. Martinho do Bispo Apartado 7006, 3040-854 Coimbra

  • Review Article
    Use of Antidepressants to Treat Postpartum Depression, During Breast Feeding
    Author(s): Ana Paula Fonseca and Vania LealaAna Paula Fonseca and Vania Leala

    Postpartum depression affects approximately 14.5% of women and it can affect both mother and infant. Therefore, rapid attention and treatment are imperative. The pharmacological approach often represents one of the most realistic options of treatment. However, women may be reluctant to take antidepressants because of the fear of adverse effects for the infant, since that most drugs pass into breast milk. The use of pharmacotherapy has not been extensively documented in this population. The objective of this review is to evaluate the risk benefit of using antidepressants during breastfeeding to treat postpartum depression. An electronic search was performed by using PubMed database, from January 2001 through December 2010. The search was limited to articles in the English language and to articles that relate human’s research. Manual searches of bibliographies were also conducted .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000148

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