Guideline adherence for mentally ill reproductive-aged women on treatment with valproic acid: a retrospective chart review.

@article{Gotlib2016GuidelineAF,
  title={Guideline adherence for mentally ill reproductive-aged women on treatment with valproic acid: a retrospective chart review.},
  author={Dorothy Gotlib and Elizabeth Perelstein and Jacob E Kurlander and Kara Zivin and Michelle Riba and Maria Muzik},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={
          527-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Valproic acid (VPA) use during pregnancy increases fetal risk of major congenital malformations and cognitive impairment. Given these risks, several medical societies have put forth guidelines suggesting to either limit the use of VPA or take certain precautions, such as making sure effective contraception practices and/or appropriate folic acid supplementation are in place, when treating reproductive-aged women. Our study aimed to review and assess adherence to these guidelines… CONTINUE READING