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ADHD Medication Use During Pregnancy Poses Modest Birth Risks

The use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications during pregnancy can modestly increase the risk of some negative birth outcomes, according to a study published Friday in Pediatrics. Ulrika Nörby, Ph.D., of Lund University in Sweden and colleagues found that infants exposed to ADHD medications during pregnancy were about 50% more likely of being admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) than infants whose mothers never took these medications and about 20% more likely to require care in a NICU than infants whose mothers used these medications before or after but...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 13 November

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