Perinatal depression is common and carries considerable risks, yet patients often receive contradictory information regarding the safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this article, Lucy Broughton sets the record straight and explains how pharmacists can support this important treatment decision
Meet the journalists who work on Pharmacy Today
Jonathan has been with Pharmacy Today since the start of 2016 and is now our editor. Originally from Wellington, he has worked in journalism all over New Zealand. Since moving to Pharmacy Today, Jonathan has learned a lot about the pharmacy sector and reported on everything from the ICPSA to illegal sales. He has a BA in history from Victoria University of Wellington.
Paulette Crowley is an award-winning journalist, editor and copywriter with more than 25 years of experience. Training as a reporter was the obvious choice as writing was her sole talent and she fast reached the conclusion that journalism was the only way she would ever make a living from it. It also helped that she is incredibly nosy and has a keen eye for injustice.
After a career writing features for national publications, teaching writing and editing magazines, she spent a few years dabbling in communications and public relations before returning full circle to Pharmacy Today, which she edited in 2008-2009.
For the past 12 years she has lived on Waiheke Island with her two daughters. You’ll find her most days on the beach with her dog Suki, or at home gardening and cooking while listening to Spotify and Radio NZ.
Natasha Jojoa Burling
Natasha is an experienced radio and multi-media journalist who, before training as a journalist, worked for over a decade teaching English as a Second Language. Natasha joined The Health Media team in May 2022, working as a reporter for New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa before moving to Pharmacy Today in January 2023