How important is it to treat depression during pregnancy?

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Katherine L. Wisner, M.D.

“A woman who is depressed in pregnancy is certainly very likely to continue to be depressed post partum if she’s not treated and in fact it may get worse … Treating a woman during pregnancy successfully is crucial because depression itself has a lot of negative impacts on pregnancy outcome.”


Video from March, 2010 - filmed at the 7th Annual Palm Beach Symposium

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Katherine L Wisner, M.D.
1998 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee
Norman and Helen Asher Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine