The management of bipolar disorder during and after pregnancy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter will discuss the issues of psychiatric management of bipolar disorder (BD) both during and after pregnancy. The risks and benefits of medication use during pregnancy will be discussed along with the risks of discontinuation of medications for pregnancy. Pharmacological treatments will be discussed in detail. The postpartum time period and its risks for depression, mania, and psychosis will be described, and recommendations for management during this critical time period will be detailed. Medication use during breastfeeding will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilestones in Drug Therapy
PublisherSpringer Basel
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMilestones in Drug Therapy
ISSN (Print)22966056


  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)


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