Neonatal exposure to citalopram selectively alters the expression of the serotonin transporter in the hippocampus: dose-dependent effects.

@article{Weaver2010NeonatalET,
  title={Neonatal exposure to citalopram selectively alters the expression of the serotonin transporter in the hippocampus: dose-dependent effects.},
  author={Kristin J Weaver and Ian A. Paul and Rick C. S. Lin and Kimberly L. Simpson},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2010},
  volume={293 11},
  pages={1920-32}
}
Infants born to mothers taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) late in pregnancy have been reported to exhibit signs of antidepressant withdrawal. Such evidence suggests that these drugs access the fetal brain in utero at biologically significant levels. Recent studies in rodents have revealed that early exposure to antidepressants can lead to long lasting abnormalities in adult behaviors, and result in robust decreases in the expression of a major serotonin synthetic enzyme… CONTINUE READING