A prospective study of 2,793 pregnant women by researchers from Yale, Tufts, and Ohio State University finds that antidepressant treatment doubles the risk of spontaneous preterm birth.
Yonkers, K. Norwitz, E. et. al; Depression and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Treatment as Risk Factors for Preterm Birth, Epidemiology, Published online May 26, 2012
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