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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 1, 2010

Although discontinuing use of antidepressant during pregnancy can result in depressive relapse, a new study finds an increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant women using antidepressants.

Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7 percent of women will use them at some point during the first trimester.

The study, found in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found a 68 percent increase in the overall risk of miscarriage in pregnant women using antidepressants.

Most previous studies on the use of antidepressants in pregnancy did not look at miscarriages as a main outcome, had small samples and several showed contradictory results.

This large study sought to determine the association between antidepressant use in pregnancy, including classes, types and doses, and the risk of miscarriage.

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/06/01/miscarriage-risk-with-use-of-antidepressants-during-pregnancy/14203.html



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