Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression
Why It Is Used
SSRIs are usually the first-choice medicine for treating Reference postpartum depression (PPD) Opens New Window.
SSRIs are also used to relieve severe Reference anxiety Opens New Window and depression during pregnancy and to prevent PPD in high-risk women.
SSRI treatment is not recommended if you have a seizure disorder or a history of Reference mania Opens New Window (including Reference bipolar disorder Opens New Window). These conditions can be made worse by an SSRI.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry