The latest on antidepressants in-utero

Pregnant women on antidepressants can rest assured they are not putting their unborn child at increased risk of intellectual disability.

An eight-year study of 179,007 Swedish children finds no evidence of an association between intellectual disability in children whose mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy, when other mitigating factors such as parental age and underlying psychiatric disorders are considered.

Intellectual disability is defined as an IQ below 70 with deficits that impair everyday functioning.

In this study, the authors