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Table 3 Regular medication changes in first trimester (n (%))

From: The characteristics and health needs of pregnant women with schizophrenia compared with bipolar disorder and affective psychoses

  Whole sample Non-affective psychosis Affective SMI
Antipsychotics N = 247 N = 158 N = 89
 Switched 28 (11.3) 21 (13.3) 7 (7.9)
 Stopped 59 (24.0) 33 (21.9) 26 (29.2)
 Stopped or switched 84 (34.0) 53 (33.5) 31 (34.8)
Mood stabilisers N = 74 N = 18 N = 56
 Switched <5 0 <5
 Stopped 36 (48.7) 9 (50.0) 27 (48.2)
 Stopped or switched 37 (50.0) 9 (50.0) 28 (50.0)
Antidepressants N = 103 N = 37 N = 66
 Switched <5 <5 <5
 Stopped 27 (26.2) 7 (18.9) 20 (30.3)
 Stopped or switched 30 (29.1) 9 (24.3) 21 (31.8)
Regular medication N = 312 N = 167 N = 145
 Switched 32 (10.3) 23 (13.9) 9 (6.2)
 Stopped 98 (31.4) 42 (25.2) 56 (38.6)
 Stopped or switched 125 (40.1) 63 (37.7) 62 (42.8)