Depression in pregnancy: Time to stop terrifying pregnant women

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Recent studies have powerfully demonstrated that women with depression, whether treated with SSRIs or skip treatment, report double risk of cardiovascular malformations. Yet, physicians and epidemiologists continue to terrify women who are at serious life threatening risks if not treated pharmacologically, with non evidence-based information. This paper calls for immediate stop of such practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e369-e370
JournalJournal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug therapy
  • Maternal depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk


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