In the 1990s, when antidepressant use began its journey as one of the most prescribed medications in the United States, the question was raised whether pregnant women should use the drugs. Medications can have detrimental effects on developing fetuses, but since the popular new line of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were so new, there were no studies to show what the effects would be on babies who were exposed in utero. The general consensus at the time was that an unmedicated, depressed mother was more dangerous to her baby than the potential danger the drugs posed ... Read More
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