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Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor use during pregnancy: association with offspring birth size and gestational age.

Journal article
Authors Alexander Viktorin
Paul Lichtenstein
Cecilia Lundholm
Catarina Almqvist
Brian M D'Onofrio
Henrik Larsson
Mikael Landén
Patrik K E Magnusson
Published in International journal of epidemiology
Volume 45
Issue 1
Pages 170-177
ISSN 1464-3685
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Pages 170-177
Language en
Subject categories Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry


Depression around the time of pregnancy affects at least 1 in 8 women and treatment with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in pregnant women has been increasing, but research on adverse effects on the fetus have so far commonly used designs unable to account for confounding. We aimed to examine the effects of prenatal SSRI exposure on offspring size outcomes and gestational age, and disentangle whether associations observed were due to the medication or other factors.

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