312017Jan

Which Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects?

While associations have been found between antidepressant use during gestation and an increased risk of major congenital malformations, variations in study results still remain, and may be confounded by the mother’s depression, class effect, or a lack of statistical power.

Anick Bérard, PhD, from the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada and colleagues investigated this topic further and found that in a large study of pregnant, depressed women, antidepressants that affected serotonin reuptake during embryogenesis increased the risk of some organ malformations in the baby.

Read full article at http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/depressive-disorder/do-antidepressants-cause-malformations-in-the-baby/article/633540/