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Babies Suffer Negative Effects of Antidepressants taken during Pregnancy

Posted on Jan 25, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Category: Child Health News Monday, August 28, 2006 at 3:44:11 PM Taking anti-depressants during pregnancy do more harm than good according to a new Canadian study. The study conducted by researchers revealed that babies born to mothers who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI antidepressants have more of a likelihood of having a lower birth weight and experiencing respiratory distress. This finding is in contradiction to the belief that treating depressed mothers-to-be lessens the negative neonatal consequences of mental depression. The researchers studied population data of...

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