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Do antidepressants in pregnancy raise kids’ ADHD risk?

(Reuters Health) - Women with depression may be more likely than other mothers to have children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) even if they don't take antidepressants during pregnancy, a recent study suggests.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Both depression and ADHD are treated effectively by high-dose fish oil suggesting that both conditions may be associated with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the brain.  Therefore the association of maternal depression and childhood ADHD may be different manifestations of the same underlying omega-3 fatty acid deficiency.

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