The reproductive safety profile of mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and broad-spectrum psychotropics.

@article{Ernst2002TheRS,
  title={The reproductive safety profile of mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and broad-spectrum psychotropics.},
  author={Carrie L. Ernst and Joseph F Goldberg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={63 Suppl 4},
  pages={42-55}
}
There has been growing concern about the potential iatrogenic effects of several newer psychotropic drugs on reproductive health safety in women. Areas of particular concern in this regard include (1) controversies about a potential association between the use of valproate and development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), (2) the safety of use of newer psychotropic medications during pregnancy, and (3) safety issues with these medications in women while breastfeeding. This review summarizes… CONTINUE READING
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