Low risk of neurotoxicity with prenatal antipsychotic exposure: study

Questions linger, however, around the potential effects of aripiprazole, US clinicians say

Babies exposed to antipsychotic medication in the womb do not appear to have a “meaningfully increased” risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a large study.

Although antipsychotics are known to cross the placenta — and data from animal studies suggest potential neurotoxic effects — information regarding human neurodevelopmental teratogenicity is limited, US researchers say.

They added, however, that a “potential signal” identified for aripiprazole, which is mainly prescribed for

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