Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy

A pregnant woman seen from above, holding a handful of various pills in one hand and a glass of water in the other

Deciding to start or continue an antidepressant medication during pregnancy can be a difficult and complex decision. Dr. Simone Vigod, psychiatrist and scientist at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), and her research team from across Canada have developed an interactive online patient decision tool to help women make choices about antidepressant use in pregnancy.

To evaluate the tool, WCH engaged clinical trial participants to use and assess the web-based tool to determine its success in helping women work through this challenging decision.

Clinical trial participants met the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are currently pregnant
  • Have been offered to start or continue using an antidepressant to treat your depression by your doctor
  • Are having problems deciding what to do

This study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is open to all women across Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Simone Vigod