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Antidepressants are used by 7.6% of pregnant women in the USA.1 Treatment of depression during pregnancy must balance the well-being of the mother with the potential effect on the fetus. Importantly, if prenatal antidepressant exposure causes neonatal symptoms, easy access to neonatal care may be warranted for women treated during pregnancy.
Grigoriadis and colleagues summarise existing knowledge of the association between prenatal antidepressant exposure and neonatal symptoms. After initial literature searches, they evaluated the detected studies using 19 criteria, calculated a quality rating score (‘high’, ‘moderate’, ‘low’ and ‘very low’) and excluded studies that were considered of ‘very …
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