Child Development

Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy and Risk for Major Malformations

Previous studies have suggested a link between opioid exposure during pregnancy and increased risk of certain major malformations, including neural tube defects.  A recent study from Bateman and colleagues assesses the risk of major malformation [...]

Exploring the Link Between Prenatal Adversity and Adolescent Psychiatric Risk

We have long been concerned about the impact of prenatal stress on fetal development and subsequent risk for developmental problems and psychiatric morbidity.  Various studies have demonstrated an association between maternal depression and anxiety during [...]

Taking a Closer Look at Motor Development in Children with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

While we have data to support the use of antidepressants, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), during pregnancy, most studies have focused on risk of congenital [...]

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Kindergartners with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

While we have data to support the use of antidepressants, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), during pregnancy, most studies have focused on risk of congenital [...]

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