This booklet is for you if you are thinking about becoming pregnant and have concerns about the safety of taking medication for an existing mood disorder (such as depression and bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Your partner, family and friends may also find it useful.
The booklet aims to make women and their families aware of the treatment and care they should expect to receive if they have a mood disorder during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. It also aims to help women, their partners and their families to manage their condition by understanding the latest research evidence.
This booklet is based on the recommendations from the SIGN national clinical guideline on perinatal mood disorders. Our guidelines are based on medical and scientific research.
The booklet explains:
Patient booklet (PDF)
Patient booklet in Urdu (PDF)
Podcast: Dr. Roch Cantwell, Chair of the Guideline Development Group discussing the guideline
Copyright permission (PDF)