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Diagnosis and management of premenstrual disorders

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 04 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5032

In the “Psychotropic drugs” section of this clinical review by Shaughn O’Brien and colleagues (BMJ 2011;342:d2994, doi:10.1136/bmj.d2994) the authors state that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have not been shown to be teratogenic. This is wrong; they have been. The reference quoted in support of the authors’ erroneous statement actually reads: “Paroxetine has been associated with significant risks of major malformation, particularly cardiac defects, when used during pregnancy.”


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5032

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