Previous studies have reported that antidepressant medications (SSRIs) taken during pregnancy may lead to autism spectrum disorder in exposed offspring. Larger studies published April 18, 2017 in The Journal of the American Medical Association show that the use of SSRI medications during pregnancy are not associated with autism spectrum disorder but genetic factors, familial environmental […]
Antidepressants and Pregnancy
Women affected by depression and pregnant often find themselves pulled between concern for risks for the pregnancy vs their mental welfare. Antidepressants and pregnancy deliver a double-edge sword. Women medicated with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) (such as Celexa, Lexapro and Prozac) may be more likely to have children who have higher risks of neonatal […]
SSRI Use In Pregnancy
Many women with infertility suffer depression and are treated with a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The most commonly prescribed antidepressant of this class is Sertraline whose brand name is Zoloft. Increasing evidence suggests that the use of SSRIs during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with major congenital malformations. […]
Can Antidepressants Cause Miscarriage?
Antidepressants, Depression and Miscarriage Selective Serotonin Receptor Inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most common medications prescribed to treat depression. SSRIs including Prozac, Celexa, Paxil and Lexapro work by blocking the uptake of Serotonin in the brain causing a sense of well being or mood enhancement. The potential risks of taking these medications during pregnancy are largely […]