Study: Prenatal antidepressant use doesn't affect baby's growth

03/20/2013 | HealthDay News

Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to treat depression during pregnancy doesn't affect the baby's growth during the first year of life, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers found that babies born to mothers who took antidepressants while pregnant had a comparable weight, length and head circumference over the first year as babies with no exposure to such drugs.

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