Antidepressants are a primary treatment option for most types of depression. But there are benefits and risks to consider when taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Concerns exist about long-term neuro developmental consequences of prenatal exposure to antidepressants.
A population based study by Dr Jakob Christensen, PhD and team revealed that children whose mothers had taken prescriptions for antidepressants during pregnancy, compared with children whose mothers did not during pregnancy, had a 2-point lower standardized test score in mathematics, which was statistically significant, but had no significant difference in language test scores.
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