Unipolar depression during pregnancy: Nonpharmacologic treatment options

Christopher Tjoa, Emmanuelle Pare, Deborah R. Kim

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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