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CAPN 16(4): CME test for Issues to Consider Regarding the Prescription of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors to Pregnant Adolescents by Ruth Graupera-Frain, M.D. and Ronald H. Lee, M.D.

Please identify your answer by checking the appropriate letter that corresponds to your response.


1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are the first line treatment for depressions in adolescents because of their increased efficacy and relative safety over tricyclic antidepressants.

    A. True
    B. False

2. Untreated depression during pregnancy has been associated with: (select all that apply)
    A. cigarette smoking
    B. poor prenatal nutrition
    C. overuse of prenatal vitamins
    D. preterm delivery

3. Physiologic changes—for instance, intestinal motility, increased cardiac output, change in total body fluid—during pregnancy can alter drug pharmacokinetics and modify drug absorption.
    A. True
    B. False

4. One study shows that, in those who were on antidepressants, miscarriage rates were _______________ than those women not using antidepressants.
    A. higher
    B. lower

5. Some of the potential consequences of untreated depression in pregnant adolescent girls are: (select all that apply)
    A. self-harm
    B. deteriorating social functioning
    C. gestational hypertension
    D. psychotic behavior


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