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Use or stoppage of psychotropic medicines in pregnancy
is a complex decision. Usually medicines are not preferred during pregnancy, specially in first trimester. But psychiatric illness like depression
are chronic illnesses and may recur after stoppage of medicines, which can more harmful for baby in severe cases.
In the final decision risk benefit analysis need to be done. Following parameters are taken into account while taking final decision: current medicines, duration of illness, stressors in life, duration of remission, severity of past episodes, history of relapse after drug discontinuation and social support system.
You can discus these all issues with your psychiatrist
while taking final decision.
Wish you all the best.
Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal