The latest on prenatal antidepressant exposure

Women who take antidepressants in pregnancy, particularly during their first trimester, may be putting their child at risk of ADHD,  finds a large study published in Molecular Psychiatry.

However, the consequences of suddenly stopping therapy may be drastic, the researchers warn.

Nonetheless, their study which uses linked electronic health record data from a large population base shows that children exposed to antidepressants prenatally have double the rate of ADHD