Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Weaning women off antidepressants in late pregnancy unwarranted risk: experts

From the Canadian Press:
Weaning women off antidepressants known as selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors in the final trimester of pregnancy to protect their babies can be an unwarranted and dangerous practice, experts suggest in a commentary published in a medical journal Tuesday.

The authors, led by the director of The Hospital for Sick Children's Motherisk program, said withdrawal of the medication can put the mental health of mothers at serious risk - potentially jeopardizing their babies in the process. ...more

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