Navigation Links
Bipolar and pregnant
Date:11/1/2013

CHICAGO --- New Northwestern Medicine research offers one of the first in-depth studies of how physiological changes during pregnancy reduce the effects of a commonly used drug to treat bipolar disorder, making women more vulnerable to recurring episodes. The new findings will help psychiatrists and physicians prevent bipolar manic and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which are risky for the health of the mother and her unborn child.

When a woman with bipolar disorder becomes pregnant, she and her physician often don't realize her medication needs adjusting to prevent the symptoms from coming back a higher risk during pregnancy. There also is little information and research to guide dosing for psychiatric medications during pregnancy.

Approximately 4.4 million women in the U.S. have bipolar disorder with women of childbearing age having the highest prevalence.

The new study shows the blood concentration of the commonly used drug lamotrigine decreases in pregnant women. About half of the women in the study had worsening depressive symptoms as their lamotrigine blood levels dropped. The drug levels fall because women have increased metabolism during pregnancy.

"Now physicians change the dose of the drug in response to women's symptoms worsening," said lead investigator Crystal Clark, M.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a psychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "We need to optimize their medication dosing so they stay well."

The study results will help physicians understand how to increase their patients' doses during pregnancy and then reduce them postpartum to avoid toxicity, Clark said. Guidelines for prescribing the drug for pregnant women with the disorder also are included.

The study was published Nov. 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Depressive episodes -- as opposed to mani
'/>"/>

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Predictors of substance abuse identified among teens with bipolar disorder
2. Neuroimaging may offer new way to diagnose bipolar disorder
3. Flu in pregnancy may quadruple childs risk for bipolar disorder
4. Study Sees Link Between Moms Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
5. Bipolar Disorder Drugs May Tweak Genes Affecting Brain
6. The hunt for a successor to lithium for bipolar disorder
7. Family intervention improves mood symptoms in children and adolescents at risk for bipolar disorder
8. Pitt study examines cost-effectiveness of medicare drug plans in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
9. How do happiness and sadness circuits contribute to bipolar disorder?
10. Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder
11. Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 “Copay coupons,” a drug ... brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may ... a new report from the Department of Health ... Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers from offering side-payments to ... federal government. , The report highlights that two recent ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 On ... News at the Platinum PR and Top Places to ... in New York City. Camino received honorable mentions in ... Campaign” — for its work elevating Latina voices in ... incredible organization and be a part of its efforts ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 According to a report from ... blood-thinner Xarelto, named as defendants in several lawsuits filed ... moved the court to dismiss those suits because the ... connection with Philadelphia.* The cases include, for instance, Fontan ... Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Cty.), which was brought by ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although ... key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults ... type of exercise, according to new research. ... the muscle-strengthening recommendations set by the Department of ... Strength is essential for promoting health and ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... MetroMD, a leading anti-ageing clinic has called its ... health. This therapy has grown tremendously across USA in the ... safe and dependable. It has far reaching benefits for ageing ... a very healthy and active lifestyle even beyond their middle ... senior therapist at MetroMD said, “HGH or Human Growth hormones ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer“Copay Coupon” Use in Medicare Part D 2Health News:Camino Public Relations Honored for Raising Latina Voices in National Health Care, Immigration Debates 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 3Health News:Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says 2Health News:MetroMD Announces Better HGH Therapy - the ‘God Particle’ of Human Health 2
... , This release is available in Spanish ... when we talk about a disease? What affects the ideas ... the University of Granada have developed a test ... disease. This advance will enable the development of clinical psychological ...
... (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) A study of the options for ... been treated for precancerous cervical lesions found that an ... strategy. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of ... screening strategies for the 500,000 American women diagnosed and ...
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- Scientists and engineers from around the ... Rochester, N.Y. next week to discuss some of the latest ... science, the development of new materials, and medicine. Journalists ... -- the 94th annual meeting of the Optical Society (OSA), ...
... Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered ... levels: Regular consumption of the world,s two most popular beverages may ... In fact, the latest research suggests that those who drink as ... may lower brain cancer risk by as much as 34 percent. ...
... The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical ... Ridley-Thomas and Anne-Merelie Murrell, president of Giroux Glass Company, Inc., ... the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Supervisor ... Excellence Award for Community Service. Mrs. Murrell will be ...
... Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of animal and ... therapy that could ultimately help in the treatment of major ... levels of a brain protein known as p11. The study ... of feelings of reward, pleasure and satisfaction with positive life ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The impact of chronic diseases on patients also depends on their perception of the disease 2Health News:Conventional, annual Pap smear cost-effective follow-up after cervical lesion treatment 2Health News:Conventional, annual Pap smear cost-effective follow-up after cervical lesion treatment 3Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 2Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 3Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 4Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 5Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 6Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 7Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 8Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 9Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 10Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 11Health News:Colorful brains, cooling lasers, disease-detecting lights and more 12Health News:Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk? 2Health News:Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk? 3Health News:LA BioMed honors 2 leaders 2Health News:Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression 2Health News:Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Research and Markets has ... Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to ... purposes of this report, the human microbiome market is segmented ... microbiome market is expected to be valued as $294 million ... of 22.3% within the forecast period of 2019-2023. The market ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... UBM Medica US announces that  ... help oncologists and other clinicians gain a better understanding ... targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses some of the latest ... Every September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month ... blood cancers—helping to increase survival rates and improve the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... issued the following statement today in support of President ... "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics ... a national strategy to address the serious threat of ... with the Administration on initiatives to promote the development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 2Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 4Alere Applauds President's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2
... SEATTLE, April 27, 2011 Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI" ... accomplishments and financial results for the first quarter ended ... we raised $50 million through two financings, advanced pixantrone ... license from Chroma Therapeutics Ltd. ("Chroma") to co-develop and ...
... The Premier healthcare alliance, a network ... healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective ... leading provider of FDA-approved Superficial Radiotherapy committed to providing ... sufferers, a group purchasing agreement for the SRT-100™. Sensus ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports First Quarter Accomplishments and Financial Results 2Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports First Quarter Accomplishments and Financial Results 3Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports First Quarter Accomplishments and Financial Results 4Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports First Quarter Accomplishments and Financial Results 5Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports First Quarter Accomplishments and Financial Results 6Sensus Healthcare Awarded Sole Contract for Superficial Radiotherapy 2Sensus Healthcare Awarded Sole Contract for Superficial Radiotherapy 3
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Endoscopes are also available in fully autoclavable models in 1.8, 2.7, 4.0. 5.0 and 10.0 mm diameters. Manufactured with precise swiss lenses. Built-in temperature measuring device to exactly determ...
Medicine Products: