Year: 2003 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.160, no.1, (January 2003), p.27-31 SIEC No: 20030406

This article discusses reactions that patients may have when their psychiatrist is pregnant. Emotional reactions of anxiety, anger & abandonment are described. 3 clinical cases are presented. In all cases the subjects responded to the pregnancy with suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors or suicide attempts. The authors urge psychiatrists to consider these possible reactions when treating patients while pregnant. (19 refs) (SC)