Does antidepressant use in pregnancy harm child neurodevelopment?
Exposure to antidepressants in utero may affect child neurodevelopment, a study suggests.
Canadian researchers carried out a retrospective study of 528 children with and 2522 without in utero exposure to SSRI or SNRI antidepressants.
All had mothers diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder within three months of conception.
Exposed mothers had two or more SSRI or SNRI prescriptions dispensed during pregnancy while unexposed mothers did not.