Electroconvulsive Therapy in Pregnancy: Safety, Best Practices, and Barriers to Care

Conclusions and Relevance Electroconvulsive therapy is a highly effective and safe treatment modality for unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric illnesses. Electroconvulsive therapy treatment in pregnancy requires a multidisciplinary team approach with obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, psychiatry, and anesthesiology, but is overall felt to be safe and effective. Target Audience Obstetricians and gynecologist, family medicine physicians. Learning Objectives After completing this activity, the learner should be better able to assess the current evidence and best practices regarding ECT use in pregnant patients; describe risks, benefits, and contraindications to ECT use in pregnant patients; and explain the potential for practice gaps in the utilization of ECT in pregnancy.
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

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