Pregnant Women’s Antidepressant Use May Not Increase Babies’ Risk Of Intellectual Disability

Reuters (7/12, Seaman) reports, “Pregnant women’s use of antidepressants does not increase their babies’ risk of intellectual disability,” researchers found. The findings were published online July 12 in JAMA Psychiatry.

HealthDay (7/12, Preidt) reports investigators arrived at that conclusion after tracking “data on more than 179,000 children born in Sweden in 2006 and 2007, including about 4,000 whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy.”

Healio (7/12, Oldt) reports that included in the study were children “exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, all other non-SSRI antidepressants, or other nonantidepressant psychotropic medications.”

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— “Antidepressants in pregnancy not tied to intellectual disability in kids,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters>, July 12, 2017.

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