Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy

Norwegian cohort study links antidepressant use during pregnancy to anxiety in toddlers.

Finland cohort study finds treatment of maternal psychiatric disorders with SSRIs may lower risk of preterm birth and cesarean section but raise risk of neonatal complications.

Brandlistuen, R.E., Ystrom, E.,  Eberhard-Gran, M., Nulman, I., Koren, G. & Nordeng, H. (2015). Behavioural effects of fetal antidepressant exposure in a Norwegian cohort of discordant siblings. International Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv030

Malm, H., Sourander, A., Gissler, M., Gyllenberg, D., Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki, S., McKeague, I.W., Artama, M. & Brown A.S. (2015). Pregnancy complications following prenatal exposure to SSRIs or maternal psychiatric disorders: Results from population-based national register data. American Journal of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.1412157