Reports of antidepressant harms likely confounded: study

Researchers question links with pregnancy harms and suicide

Adverse health outcomes associated with antidepressant use may be exaggerated and not supported by evidence, according to the authors of a systematic review.

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"No absolute contraindication" emerged in the study, the researchers say, after their finding that reported associations are likely subject to confounding by indication.

International researchers graded evidence from 45 meta-analyses of observational studies with a cohort or case-control design that assessed the association between antidepressant use or