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Author Topic: Certain Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects  (Read 1893 times)

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Certain Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects
« on: July 17, 2015, 09:03:17 AM »
The debate over whether or not antidepressants cause birth defects has gone on for years, with a range of findings. Now, a new study published in health journal The BMJ offers a more definitive answer--simply put: Some do and some don't, NPR reports.

For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 38,000 women who gave birth between 1997 and 2009. Scientists checked the number of babies born with birth defects, then asked those babies? mothers whether they took any antidepressants in the month before they conceived or during the first three months they were pregnant.

Researchers found that among the women who took antidepressants, 40 percent used Zoloft (sertraline), a commonly used antidepressant. Other antidepressants used were Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine).

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http://www.realhealthmag.com/articles/antidepressants_birthdefects_pregnancy_382_27513.shtml
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 09:28:14 AM by iana5252 »

 


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