Posts Tagged 'SSRI'

Nearly-term Babies at Elevated Risk for ADHD

babies not carried to full term may be at increased risk of ADHDWhile it is known that very premature babies are at an increased risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests that babies who have even a slightly premature birth are also at risk for ADHD.

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland used health registries to collect data about 10,321 children born between 1991 and 2005. After accounting for other factors ...

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Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs Linked to Autism and Developmental Disorders in Boys

A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identified a link between a mother’s use of antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and developmental disorders and delays in boys. The study detailed in Science Daily included nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs and looked to identify the effects of prenatal SSRI treatment on newborns.

The researchers analyzed data from those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays compared with control subjects who ...

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Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Obesity for Child

A new study suggests that antidepressants used by pregnant women may increase their offspring’s risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life. Certain antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have already been linked to potential birth defects in the children of pregnant users.

The research, conducted by scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, was designed to find a connection between the use of antidepressants and the development of fatty liver in the baby. ...

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New Study Shows Pregnant Women Increase Risk of Malformed Babies with Antidepressants

A recent study shows that one in five children born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy have a brain defect known as Chiari type 1 malformation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study showed that children of mothers being treated with antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression during pregnancy were more likely to develop malformations than children with mothers that did not have depression. Examples of SSRIs include Zoloft and ...

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Premature Births More Common for Pregnant Women on Antidepressants

SSRI antidepressants linked to premature birthA recent study shows that women who take antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their babies prematurely. Many of the drugs considered in the study belong to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs like Zoloft and Effexor.

The study was a review of 41 different papers that observed the use of antidepressants by pregnant women. The researchers said that they accounted for ...

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Study says some antidepressants pose heart risk

A recent study indicates that some antidepressants classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, pose a small but serious heart risk.

A BBC News story says that U.S. researchers came to that conclusion after examining the medical records of 38,000 patients from New England. They found evidence linking the antidepressants citalopram and escitalopram to a heart rhythm disturbance known as “long QT interval.”

This isn’t the first time that SSRI antidepressants have ...

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