Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Increase Risk of Mental Disorders in Children

Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. Children whose mothers continued taking the medications in pregnancy were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed with mood, anxiety, behavioral or autism spectrum disorders. Lead author Xiaoqin Liu, an epidemiologist at … Read more