Perinatal Psychopharmacology

  • Faruk Uguz
  • Laura Orsolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to Perinatal Psychopharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaos Kokras, Marinos G. Sotiropoulos, Eleni Poulogiannopoulou, Christina Dalla
      Pages 17-35
    3. Cesario Bellantuono, Mariasole Martellini, Laura Orsolini
      Pages 55-66
  3. Safety of Psychotropic Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Sophie Grigoriadis, Miki Peer
      Pages 69-98
    3. Salvatore Gentile, Maria Luigia Fusco
      Pages 99-113
    4. Carolyn Breadon, Jayashri Kulkarni
      Pages 115-167
    5. Joshua Niforatos, Carol Swetlik, Adele Viguera
      Pages 169-180
    6. Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay, Florence Gressier
      Pages 181-190
    7. Sandeep Grover, Devakshi Dua
      Pages 191-201
    8. Cesario Bellantuono, Mariasole Martellini, Laura Orsolini
      Pages 203-213
  4. Pharmacological Management of Psychiatric Disorders During the Perinatal Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Sonya Rasminsky, Erin Murphy Barzilay, Vivien K. Burt
      Pages 223-237
    3. Michael Thomson, Verinder Sharma
      Pages 239-257
    4. Selma Bozkurt Zincir
      Pages 259-269
    5. Faruk Uguz
      Pages 271-285
    6. Giampaolo Perna, Ylenia Barone, Alessandra Alciati
      Pages 287-295
    7. Mine Sahingoz, Serap Sari
      Pages 297-313
    8. Laura Orsolini, Cesario Bellantuono, Domenico De Berardis, Fabrizio Schifano
      Pages 315-323
    9. Laura Orsolini, Gabriele Duccio Papanti, Cesario Bellantuono, Domenico De Berardis, Fabrizio Schifano
      Pages 325-339
    10. Andrea Lawson, Roohie Parmar, Eileen P. Sloan
      Pages 341-376

About this book


This book focuses on recent advances in research and practical recommendations regarding the use of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy and lactation, two important social and psychological life events for women. In addition to the social context, including the addition of a new family member, many women experience the occurrence or recurrence of psychiatric disorders during the perinatal period. Psychiatric disorders during this period can have negative effects on the fetus, infant and other children in the family, and can result in functional impairment among mothers.

The book offers a comprehensive overview of psychopharmacological treatments for nearly all specific psychiatric conditions (e.g. bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder) and includes chapters on clinical approaches to treating these disorders. As such, it will appeal to a wide readership, including psychiatrists, obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians.


Perinatal psychiatry pregnancy post-partum depression antidepressants psychiatric disorders psychotropic drugs antipsychotics breastfeeding mood stabilizers benzodiazepines

Editors and affiliations

  • Faruk Uguz
    • 1
  • Laura Orsolini
    • 2
  1. 1.Meram Faculty of MedicineNecmettin Erbakan UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Psychopharmacological, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research UnitUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK

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