OCD in the general population often differs from OCD that presents in the perinatal period. It is imperative to recognize, assess, and treat perinatal OCD to improve maternal and child outcomes and have a transgenerational impact.
Dads get sad, too. Postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers has long been recognized and receives considerable attention, but the same is not true for fathers—until recently.
This article summarizes the risks of untreated psychiatric illness during pregnancy as well as the risks and benefits of antidepressant use.
The authors examine the potential areas of concern during the postpartum period, as well as practical approaches to differential diagnosis and treatment.