Study: Women should stay on antidepressants in pregnancy

02/1/2006 | Yahoo!

Women who stopped taking antidepressants during pregnancy were five times more likely to have a return of depression than those who continued on the drugs during the pregnancy, according to a new study of 201 pregnant women. Researchers said there has not been evidence that antidepressants lead to major birth defects, nor is there evidence that pregnancy hormones protect from depression, and they conclude that women suffering from depression may need to stay on their medications during pregnancy.

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