Unipolar depression during pregnancy: Nonpharmacologic treatment options

Christopher Tjoa, Emmanuelle Pare, Deborah R. Kim

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Abstract

Depression during pregnancy can negatively affect maternal and fetal health. Some women will choose not to take psychotropic medications during pregnancy. This article reviews alternatives to pharmacologic treatments for women suffering from unipolar depression during pregnancy, focusing on exercise therapy, phototherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and acupuncture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-576
Number of pages12
JournalWomen's Health
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Depressive Disorder
Pregnancy
Exercise Therapy
Phototherapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Acupuncture
Therapeutics
Depression

Keywords

  • acupuncture
  • antepartum
  • depression
  • exercise therapy
  • phototherapy
  • pregnancy
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • treatment

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  • Medicine(all)

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Unipolar depression during pregnancy : Nonpharmacologic treatment options. / Tjoa, Christopher; Pare, Emmanuelle; Kim, Deborah R.

In: Women's Health, Vol. 6, No. 4, 07.2010, p. 565-576.

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Tjoa, Christopher ; Pare, Emmanuelle ; Kim, Deborah R. / Unipolar depression during pregnancy : Nonpharmacologic treatment options. In: Women's Health. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 565-576.
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