Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to higher rates of anxiety in children, study shows

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to higher rates of anxiety in children, study shows


‘Young children whose mothers took antidepressants while pregnant show higher rates of anxiety than their siblings who were not exposed to medication, a new study shows.
Researchers in Norway also found that untreated depression – without the use of prenatal antidepressants – is associated with behaviour problems in children.
The conclusions were met when scientists looked through data belonging to more than 20,000 pairs of siblings from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study with babies and toddlers aged up to three.’
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