Treatment of schizophrenia in pregnancy and postpartum.


BACKGROUND The prime age of onset for schizophrenia in women is during the childbearing years from ages 25-35. 50-60% of these women will become pregnant; fifty percent of these pregnancies will be unplanned or unwanted. Discontinuation of medication will likely lead to a relapse of the illness during pregnancy or postpartum. Although research on the safety… (More)


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