ETSU OB/GYN Grand Rounds-16466-------2/7/2014, Niswonger Children's Hospital
'Bipolar Disorder in Perinatal Period- Treatment Options', Alkesh Gajjar, M.D.
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Define Bipolar Disorder          
Explain course of illness          
Recognize challenges in treatment          
Evaluate evidence based treatment options          
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A young married woman new to your practice suffers from bipolar disorder & has been taking lithium with good effects. She calls you frantic one afternoon because she has just learned she
is pregnant and is concerned about the effects of lithium on her child. Which of the following is her child at greatest risk for?
A). Cardiac anomalies-- B). Craniofacial defects-- C). Neural tube defects-- D). Mental retardation-- E). Genital anomalies
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