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SUPPORT GROUPS: MIA offers moderated, online peer-support groups for parents. U.S./Canada groups meet twice monthly on Tuesdays. There is one group for parents of children 18 and under and another for parents of adult children. The European group (children of all ages) meets on the second Thursday of each month. Learn more and sign up here.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Is my child being overdrugged? Ben Furman, M.D., answers a parenting question. Have a question of your own? Submit it for an online reply from one of our experts.
Antidepressants in Pregnancy
In this webinar, Dr. Adam Urato, a practicing OB-GYN, reviews the risks of SSRI use during pregnancy. He details the role that serotonin plays in normal fetal development, and reviews the extensive literature, from both animal studies and human studies, that warns of potential harm to the fetus and newborn child from exposure to a drug that disrupts normal serotonin function. Dr. Urato also discusses the financial conflicts of interest that have led to a societal failure to warn pregnant women of this risk.