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    Another Study on Antidepressants and Birth Defects: Does it Change Our Decision-Making?

    Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.  Since its release in 1988, we have been gathering data on the reproductive safety of fluoxetine and other SSRIs.  Over the last 32 years, [...]

    Clinical Update 2020: Antipsychotic Medications and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

    Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, there is an urgent need for more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. One important question is whether these newer antipsychotic [...]

    Maternal Anxiety and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes: Why We Need to Screen Women for Anxiety During Pregnancy

    When providing information to patients regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, one key element of the decision-making process is an appraisal of the risks associated with untreated psychiatric illness in the mother.  While there [...]

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