A pregnant question

How antidepressants may subtly alter a growing baby’s brain

By Susan Gaidos, 09:46 AM May 20, 2010

The glow of pregnancy is no shield against depression. Millions of expectant mothers rely on antidepressant medication for help. But treating mom with drugs at this time in her life may have long-term consequences for baby.

Around 10 percent of women suffer bouts of despair during the hormonal chaos of pregnancy or in the months after delivery. Some women are already being treated with antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft, while others get new prescriptions. For many adults these drugs, ...

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