11. Combined Treatment in Pregnancy

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch11

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Combined Treatment in Pregnancy, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • pregnancy;
  • teratogenicity;
  • fetal development;
  • breastfeeding

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the key principles involved in providing psychotherapy and medication to women of childbearing age who wish to become pregnant. Key features of the risk—benefit discussion that providers must have with patients are highlighted. Breastfeeding and managing illness exacerbations when patients discontinue medication are discussed. Principles that facilitate collaborative care and a team approach are illustrated with clinical examples.