For Women With Depression, Pregnancy Becomes Complicating Factor In Treatment
It's hard to know just how antidepressants affect fetuses because it's unethical to do tests on pregnant women, but there's a working consensus that they're relatively safe.
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Depressed While Pregnant? A Confusing Decision, But Choosing Treatment Is Better Than Not
More and more women of childbearing age in the United States are being diagnosed with and treated for depression. And pregnancy itself can come with an increased risk for serious mood disorders. At this point little is known about the effects of antidepressants on an unborn fetus. But many healthcare providers agree - the consequences of going off medication can be disastrous. (Budner, 12/13)