S27 Psychological and somatic treatments in pregnancy: some recent developments 

Date: Wednesday 22 June
Time: 11.55 - 13.10
Stream: Clinical practice 

Treating severe mental illness in pregnancy is highly challenging because it requires effective interventions that take into account their reproductive safety whilst in the same time are adapted to the numerous pregnancy-induced psychological and physiological changes. The presenters will discuss the main psychological challenges for women with mental illness and how to approach them in psychotherapy, recent findings how pharmacokinetics of psychotropics are altered and whether we need to adapt medication management in pregnancy, and current evidence for the use of neurostimulation for depression in pregnancy. 

Chair: Professor Ian Jones, University of Cardiff

Non-invasive neurostimulation for the treatment of depression during pregnancy – how much progress have we made?

Professor Simone Vigod, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Psychotherapy needs in pregnancy

Dr Gwen Adshead, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist West London Trust

Medication plasma levels in pregnancy: what do we know and what do we need to do in clinical practice?

Dr Angelika Wieck, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester


Please email congress@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 020 8618 4120 with any enquiries.