January 7, 2013

Antidepressants And Pregnancy: SSRIs Do Not Up Risk Of Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty

Taking the most popular type of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of stillbirth or newborn death, according to the latest sweeping study in a string of investigations probing the safety of pregnant women taking the drugs…"This data is some of the best in the world [for] doing population-based research," said Dr. Katherine Moore, an assistant professor of psychiatry with the Mayo Clinic, who did not work on the study. "It integrates data from multiple sources: out-patient and in-patient, pharmacy records. This study offers additional evidence supporting the safety of SSRI use in pregnancy."

Huffington Post by Catherine Pearson

Tags: antidepressants, Dr. Katherine Moore, Huffington Post, newborn death, pregnancy, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, SSRI use, stillbirth, Women's Health

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