Use Of SSRIs During Pregnancy Associated With Risk Of Language Disorders

CNN (10/12, Scutti) reports that when selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are taken during pregnancy, the medications may be “associated with a higher risk of language disorders, including dyslexia, in offspring.” Included in the study were “15,596 mothers who purchased SSRIs once or more before or during pregnancy,” another “9,537 mothers who had been diagnosed with depression or another psychiatric disorder but did not purchase antidepressants during pregnancy,” and “31,207 mothers who had never been diagnosed with depression and never purchased antidepressants.” The findings were published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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— “Study links antidepressants in pregnancy with language disorders,” Susan Scutti, CNN, October 12, 2016.

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