Research from MIA blogger Jeffrey Lacasse finds that “at present, there exists no rigorous evidence to support the prescription of Ads (antidepressants) in bereavement. Yet, it is common for ADs to be prescribed off-label for con- ditions that do not have supporting RCT evidence.” Most bereaved parents prescribed psychiatric medications in response to perinatal/neonatal death continued to take them long-term.
Lacasse, J., Cacciatore, J., Prescribing of Psychiatric Medication to Bereaved Parents Following Perinatal/Neonatal Death: An Observational Study. Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2013.820229
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