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Depression and Pregnancy: The Terrifying Dilemma.

In an article published last week in the Times , Roni Caryn Rabin highlighted the downside of antidepressant treatment during pregnancy, linking the use of S.S.R.I.s to an inventory of woes, including autism, A.D.H.D. (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), lower language competence at age three, preterm birth, cardiac defects, clubfoot, persistent pulmonary hypertension, lower Apgar scores, and low birth weight.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There is no question that SSRI drugs have their problems in pregnancy. A solution is to use higher doses of fish oil, which is excellent for treating depression and ideal for cognitive health of the child.

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