When Mom Pops

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The debate continues over whether women suffering from depression should take antidepressants while pregnant.

Daniel Kramer
Two studies published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine report an increased risk of babies being born with potentially fatal birth defects when moms pop Paxil, Prozac or other SSRIs during their first trimester.

The defects occur in about one in 2,500 births. “We are talking about very small risks,” one expert is reported as saying in a story that hit the news wires last night.

Try explaining that to Lisa Collins. –Todd Spivak

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