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The use of psychotropic medication during pregnancy: how about the newborn?

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2013
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Title
The use of psychotropic medication during pregnancy: how about the newborn?
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, August 2013
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s36394
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Noera Kieviet, Honig, Dolman

Abstract

Infants are at risk of developing symptoms of Poor Neonatal Adaptation (PNA) after exposure to psychotropic drugs in utero. Such symptoms are largely similar after exposure to antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines and consist of mostly mild neurologic, autonomic, respirator and gastro-intestinal abnormalities. Most symptoms develop within 48 hours after birth and last for 2-6 days. After exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), mirtazapine or venlafaxine in utero, breastfeeding is presumably protective for development of PNA. The dosage of antidepressants does not seem to be related to the risk of PNA. In order to objectify possible symptoms of PNA, observation of mother and child at the maternity ward is advisable. If PNA symptoms do not occur, an observation period of 48-72 hours is sufficient. This applies to all types of psychotropic drugs. When PNA symptoms are present it is advisable to observe the infant until the symptoms are fully resolved. Observation can be performed by trained nurses using the Finnegan scoring list. This observation list should be administered every 8 hours. Interpretation of the scores should be carried out by a paediatrician. In most cases symptoms are non-specific. Therefore other diagnoses, such as infection or neurologic problems, have to be excluded. When there is any doubt on possible intoxications during pregnancy, toxicological urine screening is indicated. Most cases of PNA are mild, of short duration and self-limiting without need for treatment. Supporting measures such as frequent small feedings, swaddling and increase of skin to skin contact with the mother is usually sufficient. In case of severe PNA it is advised to admit the infant to the Neonatal Care Unit (NCU). Phenobarbital is a safe therapeutic option. There seem to be no major long term effects; however, additional studies are necessary in order to draw definite conclusions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Turkey 1 1%
Czechia 1 1%
Unknown 80 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Bachelor 15 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Other 8 10%
Other 27 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 39%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 12%
Unspecified 10 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Psychology 7 8%
Other 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 May 2019.
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#641,144
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#75
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#9,253
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1
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