New Study: Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Not Be As Risky As Previously Thought
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning against the use of antidepressants late in pregnancy. These warnings presented pregnant mothers, also struggling with depression, with an unenviable choice – keep taking your medication and increase your newborn’s risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, or risk your own mental health by going off the medication..
There may be hope yet. According to an article on CBSNews.com, a new study, conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that the risks are not as high as once thought.