Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The pharmacologic treatment
of depression during pregnancy presents a therapeutic dilemma for physicians.
Prospective data are sparse and decisions regarding which agents to prescribe
are made based on retrospective reviews and anecdotal reports. The review
by Dr Wisner and colleagues1 of the pharmacologic
treatment of depression during pregnancy is a welcome synthesis based on prospective
data regarding pregnancy outcomes for women treated with antidepressants.
However, their discussion of pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of
depression is limited.
Sontheimer DL, Ables AZ. Safety of Antidepressant Medications During Pregnancy. JAMA. 2000;283(9):1139. doi:10.1001/jama.283.9.1137