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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.21 No.3 June 2009. -

Scientific research aiming at discovering new generations of effective

medications is a common practice in medicine, and psychiatric research is no exception. Antipsychotics are used to treat chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. The new generation of antipsychotics atypicals gradually reveal their advantages in comparison to the older generation of antipsychotics conventional, typicals and are increasingly applied to the everyday practice.

Although there are no differences in the therapeutic effectiveness between the two groups mentioned, atypical antipsychotics have become the drugs of choice.

A certain number of women in their reproductive age suffer from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses which demand antipsychotic treatment. Atypical antipsychotics have been available on the market since the mid 90’s so the experience in the application of these medicaments in treating pregnant women is relatively modest.

This study will present our own experience in the treatment of a pregnant woman suffering from schizophrenia, who was treated with ziprasidone for the duration of her pregnancy. The psychotic symptoms remained in remission throughout the whole pregnancy period, during labour and after the birth. The pregnancy course

remained normal all through to the birth, which was carried out naturally and normally. A healthy baby was born within the term expected.

paranoid schizophrenia; pregnancy; ziprasidone

Autor: Klementina Ružić - ; University Psychiatric Clinic Rijeka, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia Elizabeta Dadić-Hero - ; D



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