Does antidepressant use attenuate the risk of a major depressive episode in pregnancy?

@article{Yonkers2011DoesAU,
  title={Does antidepressant use attenuate the risk of a major depressive episode in pregnancy?},
  author={Kimberly Ann Yonkers and Nathan Gotman and Megan V. Smith and Ariadna Forray and Kathleen B{\'e}langer and Wendy Lee Brunetto and Haiqun Lin and Ronald T. Burkman and Carolyn M. Zelop and Charles Joseph Lockwood},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          848-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many women become pregnant while undergoing antidepressant treatment and are concerned about continuing antidepressant medication. However, antidepressant discontinuation may increase the risk of a new episode of major depressive disorder. We sought to estimate differences in the risk of developing a new major depressive episode among pregnant and postpartum women with recurrent illness who either did or did not use antidepressants. METHODS Participants were recruited from… CONTINUE READING
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