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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG45/4
Question: Prescription patterns:- A study of the General Practice Research Database should be undertaken to assess the impact of pregnancy on changing psychotropic medication (including both switching and stopping medication). Outcomes should include relapse of mental disorders, exacerbation of symptoms, type and duration of treatment, and birth outcomes.
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notes (if applicable):
Why this is important:- Most women with a mental disorder during pregnancy will be cared for in primary care. Knowing how pregnancy affects the pattern of psychotropic prescription would help to target educational campaigns for healthcare professionals caring for pregnant women.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Number: CG45
Date issued: Feb 2007

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: Yes
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: Yes
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: Numbers removed. Titles integrated
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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