antidepressant use in late pregnancy a the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn
Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - Antidepressant Use in Late Pregnancy & The Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn
A study published in the BMJ this week (Kieler and colleagues, BMJ 2012: 344: d8012) has concluded that the newborn of women treated with SSRI* antidepressants in the second half of pregnancy have an increased risk of a rare condition – persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH). 'It is important to recognise that, overall, the risk to babies is very small,' said Dr Rupert Sherwood.
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