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SSRI exposure in pregnancy linked to speech disorders in offspring

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5536 (Published 13 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5536
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A significant rise in the risk of speech and language disorders was found among children born to mothers prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, a study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found.

The prospective birth cohort study identified live births from 1996 to 2010 in a Finnish medical birth registry and found data on the mother’s prescription drug purchases in a drug reimbursement register.1 The final study cohort of 56 340 infants was divided into three groups. The medicated …

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