Tag: antidepressants and neonates
Researchers found that rats born to mothers given the antidepressant Prozac during pregnancy or breastfeeding exhibited varied behavioral and developmental effects, with implications for the understanding of antidepressant impacts during human pregnancies.
Reduced brain volumes due to SSRI exposure in pregnancy was not explained by maternal depression alone.
Also, male mice born to mothers with an immune response exhibited “autistic-like” behaviors, scientists report.
A new study in rats found that those exposed to antidepressants in utero had an impaired ability to nurture their own children in later life.
Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy were more than six times as likely to have neonatal withdrawal syndrome—including breathing problems, irritability/agitation, tremors, feeding problems, and seizures—than those born to mothers taking other types of drugs.