ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical
Association Journal) found a 68% increase in the overall risk of miscarriage in
pregnant women using antidepressants.
Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7% of women will
use them at some point during the first trimester. Discontinuing treatment
can result in a depressive relapse which can put mother and baby at risk.
Most previous studies on the use of antidepressants in pregnancy did not
look at miscarriages as a main outcome, had small samples and several showed
contradictory results. This large study sought to determine the association
between antidepressant use in pregnancy, including classes, types and
doses, and the risk of miscarriage.
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