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Infants Exposed to Antidepressants May Experience Effects for Up to a Month After Delivery

Pregnant women with major depressive disorder face a challenging decision when considering treatment over the course of their pregnancy. While there is evidence to suggest infants born to mothers whose depression goes untreated can experience behavioral problems, studies have also found that infants exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may experience adverse behavioral symptoms that typically resolve within the first two weeks following birth.A study published in AJP in Advance now suggests some infants exposed to SSRIs and benzodiazepines may continue to experience the effects of the medications throughout their first month...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 2 November, 2015

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