Children born to women who took a class of antidepressants while pregnant are at greater risk of having a language disorder, such as dyslexia, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. The risk is relatively low, explained Dr. Alan Brown, lead author of the study and professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Children whose mothers did not take an antidepressant while pregnant have about a 1 percent risk of being diagnosed with a speech or language disorder compared to 1.37 of children who were born to mothers who did take the drugs. But the ... Read More
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