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Pregnant Women & Antidepressants: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

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Pregnant Women & Antidepressants: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

Commonly-prescribed SSRI antidepressants should be given to pregnant women with “great caution” because the drugs could raise risk for miscarriage, premature birth and health problems in both mom and a newborn baby, a new study concludes.

For the study, published in the Oct. 31 issue of Human Reproduction, researchers from several Boston-area hospitals reviewed previously published studies that examined women with depression who took antidepressants while pregnant.

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