Pregnancy has traditionally been considered a time of emotional well-being for women conferring protection against psychiatric disorders. But depression during pregnancy affects nearly 20% of women. Depression experienced by obstetric patients frequently remains unrecognized and untreated. Lack of adequate management of depression during pregnancy may result in a potentially devastating consequences that impact upon both mother and baby. So clinicians and patients need up-to-date information to assist with decisions about depression treatment during pregnancy
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