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 […]
Depression is the leading cause of disability for people between 15-44 years of age. Twice as many women experience depression versus men. Depression affects 8% to 16% of reproductive age women in the United States. Infertility is a major risk factor for depression. Antidepressants may reduce the probability of a women with a history of depression […]
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression touch the soul of many. Women who demonstrate are not immune; and in fact, may be more exposed to its effects. It is reported that approximately 10% of women undergoing fertility treatments suffer from depression and 15% report anxiety. These feelings of anxiety and/or depression are not clearly associated with negative fertility […]
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 […]