Posted on December 22, 2009 at 12:12pm
More than 1 in 10 women become depressed during pregnancy. In cases where doctors recommend drug treatment, the first choice is often a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). But Doctors are advised that pregnant women should take SSRIs "only if potential benefit outweighs risk".
A new study has looked at 329 women who were taking SSRIs while pregnant. The health of their babies was compared with the health of babies born to women not taking antidepressants. Some of the women… Continue