Antidepressants and pregnancy

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To [...]

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 [...]

Exposure to Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Less Impact on Long Term Outcomes Than Previously Reported

In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Rommel and colleagues present a systematic review examining the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to antidepressants on physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes in children [...]

Looking at the Risk of Preeclampsia and Postpartum Hemorrhage in Women Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Over the last decade, various studies have examined the risk of obstetric complications in women using antidepressants during pregnancy.   Preeclampsia:  Some studies have suggested that pregnant women taking SSRI antidepressants may be at higher risk [...]

Antenatal Exposure to Antidepressant and Risk of Psychiatric Illness in the Child

  When we provide consultations regarding the use of antidepressants during pregnancy, one of the most difficult questions we have to answer is related to the long-term effects of prenatal antidepressant exposure. Specifically, do antidepressants [...]

The 50-year Quest for Better Pregnancy Data

The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: November 1, 2016 By: Gerald G. Briggs, BPharm, FCCP, Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, Lee S. Cohen, MD, & Gideon Koren, MD Editor’s note: As [...]

Prenatal SSRI Exposure and Speech/Language Disorders: Many Headlines, Little Risk

Last week, an article looking at the cognitive and motor development of children with prenatal exposure to antidepressants was published in JAMA Psychiatry.  Since that time, we have received a lot of questions regarding the [...]