Low risk of neurotoxicity with prenatal antipsychotic exposure: study

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

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.