Prevalence and patterns of antidepressant drug use during pregnancy

  title={Prevalence and patterns of antidepressant drug use during pregnancy},
  author={Tessa F. F. T. Ververs and Hans Kaasenbrood and Gerard Hille Adriaan Visser and Fred F A M Schobben and Lolkje T. W. de Jong-van den Berg and Toine Egberts},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
The aim of this study was to determine the extent and patterns of antidepressant use before, during and after pregnancy in a large population in The Netherlands. Health care records and prescription data from one of the largest Dutch health insurance companies were analysed. The study cohort consisted of 29,005 women who had live births in the period between January 2000 and July 2003. Antidepressant drug use during a specified period was defined as there being a record of a prescription during… CONTINUE READING
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