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Study Reports on Risks, Benefits of Taking SSRIs During Pregnancy

Treatment of maternal psychiatric disorders with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy was related to a lower risk of preterm birth and cesarean section but a higher risk of neonatal complications, according to an analysis of results from a large national birth cohort published Tuesday in AJP in Advance.Finnish, American, and Swedish researchers analyzed data from Finnish national registries to compare outcomes for pregnant women exposed to SSRIs (N=15,729) with those who had a psychiatric diagnosis but did not use any SSRIs (N=9,652) and those who had no psychiatric...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 5 August, 2015

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