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Title: Primary care physician's attitudes and practices regarding antidepressant use during pregnancy: a survey of two countries.
Authors: Bilszta, Justin L C;Tsuchiya, Shauna;Han, Kwiwon;Buist, Anne;Einarson, Adrienne
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Austin Health, Studley Rd., Heidelberg, Melbourne 3084, Australia
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2010
Citation: Archives of Women's Mental Health 2010; 14(1): 71-5
Abstract: Little is known about the practices of primary care physicians regarding the prescribing of antidepressants during pregnancy. An anonymous survey was administered to a group of nonrandomly selected Australian general practitioners (n = 61 out of 77) and randomly selected Canadian family physicians (n = 35 out of 111). Responses to a hypothetical scenario and questions regarding beliefs about the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy were collected. Physicians from both countries feel strongly that antidepressant use during pregnancy is a decision complicated by conflicting reports of safety and risk.
Internal ID Number: 21116666
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-010-0197-8
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Antidepressive Agents.adverse effects.therapeutic use
Attitude of Health Personnel
Data Collection
Depression.drug therapy
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns.statistics & numerical data
Physicians, Primary Care.statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy Complications.drug therapy
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