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Several of the drugs used to treat bipolar disorder are known teratogens.1 Maternal treatment with valproate sodium,2 carbamazepine,3 and lithium4 are each associated with an increased risk of major congenital abnormalities.
Olfson M, Marcus S. Neonatal Risks of Maternal Treatment With Mood Stabilizers. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64(7):866-867. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.64.7.866-b