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California is now from our interview with the parents of missing baby -- -- when.
Was her mother depressed.
And what she taking medication for depression.
Here's -- she told me on Sunday.
-- pregnancy now.
It did you want the pregnancy.
I didn't know I want and if that's a good way to put it.
I didn't see coming to -- we're surprised.
I was more scared He was excited.
And but yeah plan but it was very much welcome you never considered an abortion.
Did you suffer from -- postpartum depression now.
Something you've been -- yeah I was she -- I'm happy I have.
The two boys to have my little girl I mean I've got an incredible guy and me.
The nice house.
And -- half.
You know everything I could ever want quite happy happy mean this is.
Everything I ever wanted to -- people would ask -- media and broke it.
-- -- -- And then it went on which we -- we should've included in there and I asked her whether she was taking any drugs.
And she answered that she was taking a drug and anti anxiety drug called -- -- saying as she takes it every day she had taken it even before that day.
Joining -- -- doctor Marc Siegel professor of medicine and what you -- medical center and a member of our Fox News medical team.
Texas -- what is effects -- A -- -- anti depressant it can be used for anxiety but it's much more often used for depression and it's a powerful anti depressant.
It is not one that I use first off it's a second line drug because it's a combination.
Of two anti depressants it's quite powerful and has to be taken every day.
What does it say to you that she wouldn't was taking that as opposed to like -- solar -- -- annexed the ones -- won't.
Here more often.
Your question about postpartum depression was really astute because the fact is one out of five women in the United States is suffering from that.
And you really gotta wonder and I'm only looking at this on -- video with your excellent interview but the truth is she seems restricted she seems a bit depressed to me.
And it -- You can't again blunt she's -- to second guess that out right but I wouldn't be surprised if you weren't depressed but the bottom line is if somebody's prescribed affection for her she probably is depressed and you probably was suffers -- you -- -- more cases that's an anti depressant and it is an anti that a vast majority of cases it's an anti depressant what.
What would happen if you were on effects are and you drink.
She says it's someplace between five and ten glasses of wine while we're startled by saying -- that affects or has a lot of side effects to Begin with that raises blood pressure.
It can make you irritable and when you're on it it can affect your nerve function.
You add alcohol to that -- because affects -- blocks three different receptors in the brain of alcohol suppresses upper brain function it's itself.
It depressants -- you don't really wanna be drinking alcohol when your on any alcohol any alcohol maybe at the drink or two is okay maybe if you have under control.
But the side effects of effects are actually increase if you if you drink alcohol we have more neurological problems and there's a lot of withdrawal -- including irritability irritability for sure.
And I also want to -- that -- -- is one of the biggest drugs for withdrawal.
You know if she's not sure if she didn't come out and say to you that she's taking it -- -- she has -- around maybe she was taking and is now withdrawing from it.
There's a lot of babies I know this is supposition but it causes a lot of side effects if you try to stop it acutely.
So if you if you take that drug and you had you get -- and you have several -- wind between five and ten.
You would anticipate somebody would but be what increasingly irritable in what does -- make you more depressed or what does it what does it is -- Entirely predictable but I would for sure consider irritability as one possibility.
It inability to function properly get more confused balance can go you know if you wouldn't find motor function can go.
Your blood pressure can shoot up your heart rate can race and you can have application to get very nervous.
Got a governor -- -- ask you one quick question when she admits to drinking between five and ten glasses of wine that night as as a doctor.
Would you accept that.
A secret on national TV every doctor knows that alcoholics always underestimate by a vast amount what they're actually drinking.
We're looking for that we tend to double it.
So we don't know that she's alcoholic -- she she says she is not an alcoholic but but it you know when you're talking about the controversial use of alcohol.
People tend to under play and we don't know if she's an alcoholic with tendering or is she told you close to -- -- between five and that's a lot.
And that's probably more than that my opinion doctor -- thank you.
Again you know this is just what she says that she's on his anti anxiety drug but we looked at this drug and it does have other uses as you heard doctor -- sat and --
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