Women's Issues in Psychiatry


Combined Oral Contraceptives: A General Overview

Given the teratogenicity of certain psychiatric drugs like mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, it is logical and responsible to offer contraception to patients for whom these drugs are prescribed. However, actually doing so can be complicated.

Research Update

Girls More Likely to Have Recurrent Depression

The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS) taught us that fluoxetine (Prozac)
plus cognitive behavioral therapy was superior to medication alone or placebo for short-term recovery from major depressive disorder (MDD). But TADS didn’t tell us anything about long-term recovery.