Psychology faculty co-author article

Tuesday September 17, 2019Lisa Eikenburg
Drs. Catherine Creeley (left) and Lisa Denton
Drs. Catherine Creeley (left) and Lisa Denton

Dr. Catherine Creeley and Dr. Lisa Denton, both of the Department of Psychology, co-authored an article published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences.

The article, “Use of prescribed psychotropics during pregnancy: A systematic review of pregnancy, neonatal, and childhood outcomes” provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent research on the short- and long-term impact of psychotropic drugs commonly prescribed to pregnant women for psychological disorders, including mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders. The report examines maternal/fetal, neonatal, and child growth and development outcomes following prenatal exposure to medication.

The paper was selected for inclusion in the journal’s Special Issue Collection on Developmental Neuroscience. The paper can be accessed online.

The article represents the second collaboration between Drs. Creeley and Denton. In 2018, they published a study in the journal Women and Birth. The paper, “An Analysis of Online Pregnancy Message Boards: Mother-To-Mother Advice on Medication Use” was a content analysis of comments on a popular internet message board for expectant mothers. The study examined the advice and directives pregnant women gave one another about the safety of psychotropic medication use during pregnancy. The co-authors were Fredonia graduates Brianna Stavola (ʼ17, Sociology) and Kara Hall (ʼ17, Psychology) and Dr. Brad Foltz from Georgetown University.

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