Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Affect Neurobehavioral Development in the Human Fetus

  title={Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Affect Neurobehavioral Development in the Human Fetus},
  author={Eduard J. H. Mulder and Frederique F. T. Ververs and R. de Heus and Gerard H. A. Visser},
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) utilized by pregnant women influence fetal neurobehavioral development. In this observational study we investigated developmental milestones of fetal behavior during the pregnancy of women with psychiatric disorders who took SSRIs throughout gestation (medicated group; n=96) or who had discontinued medication early in gestation or before conception (unmedicated group; n=37). Healthy… CONTINUE READING
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