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Study finds depression in pregnancy, postpartum is overlooked and undertreated

About 10 to 20 percent of women suffer from new-onset depression during pregnancy or after giving birth. Untreated, the impact of such illness can be profound, ranging from substance abuse, poor prenatal care, and miscarriages to impaired infant bonding and developmental delays.

Patrick Finley, PharmD

Finley
Professor

I am a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and a Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) with a strong interest in the pharmacological management of mood disorders, particularly in perinatal populations. I have additional expertise in the field of pharmacokinetics, particularly as it applies to potential drug interactions, and conducting epidemiological research relating to psychotropic medications. I am committed to optimizing the medical management of the mentally ill and remain actively involved with various professional organizations and the community at large to achieve this goal.