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Audio: Fresh Air: Pregnant Women With Depression Face Tough Choices, No Easy Answers


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Pregnant women who suffer from serious depression face a difficult dilemma: Should they continue taking medication and risk unknown side-effects to the fetus, or go through their pregnancies trying to handle their depression without medication? Fresh Air host Terry Gross speaks to Andrew Solomon Solomon, whose own depression led him to write his 2001 book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which has just been reissued with a new chapter about the latest developments in treating depression.