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OBJECTIVE To address the maternal and neonatal risks of both depression and antidepressant exposure and develop algorithms for periconceptional and antenatal management. METHOD Representatives from the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a consulting developmental pediatrician collaborated to(More)
The written psychiatric consultation is the distillation, the official permanent record, and the one universal element of the consultation process. Both the document and process present a good and growing opportunity for service and teaching. The authors offer a conceptual and practical scheme to help potential consultants make decisions about the content,(More)
The objective of this review is to identify and illustrate methodological issues in studies used to support claims that induced abortion results in an "abortion trauma syndrome" or a psychiatric disorder. After identifying key methodological issues to consider when evaluating such research, we illustrate these issues by critically examining recent empirical(More)
This article presents an overview of the concept of recovery in serious and persistent mental illness from the perspective of both clinicians and consumers. Dr. Stotland, a psychiatrist, first highlights how treatment goals for bipolar disorder have changed in recent years, moving beyond symptomatic recovery to also encompass functional recovery (return to(More)
Approximately one third of the women in the United States have an abortion during their lives. In the year 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed in the United States (Jones and Koolstra, Perspect Sex Reprod Health 43:41-50, 2011). The psychiatric outcomes of abortion are scientifically well established (Adler et al., Science 248:41-43, 1990). Despite(More)
Full recovery from depression, as contrasted with symptom improvement, is a relatively new concept and therapeutic goal. It is an important goal, because the failure to achieve this goal leaves many patients with less productive and fulfilling lives, it leaves some children with lasting deficits, and it deprives families and societies of loved ones’ and(More)
We have serious concerns about the methodology of the quantitative synthesis by Coleman 1 and want to highlight these to prevent readers and policy makers drawing erroneous conclusions, in particular the incorrect statement that 'nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion'. This quantitative synthesis and(More)