SSRI exposure in pregnancy linked to speech disorders in offspringBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5536 (Published 13 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5536
- Jacqui Wise
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 …