Depression and serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment as risk factors for preterm birth.

@article{Yonkers2012DepressionAS,
  title={Depression and serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment as risk factors for preterm birth.},
  author={Kimberly Ann Yonkers and Errol R. Norwitz and Megan V. Smith and Charles Joseph Lockwood and Nathan Gotman and Edward Luchansky and Haiqun Lin and Kathleen Belanger},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={677-85}
}
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder and the use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in pregnancy have been associated with preterm birth. Studies that have attempted to separate effects of illness from treatment have been inconclusive. We sought to explore the separate effects of SRI use and major depressive episodes in pregnancy on risk of preterm birth. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 2793 pregnant women, oversampled for a recent episode of major depression or use of… CONTINUE READING
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