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Antidepressants during pregnancy and autism – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 21st, 2017.

A new study in the BMJ found a small increase in the rate of autism in children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy The UK SMC prepared a ‘before the headlines’ analysis of the paper, along with expert reaction. The analysis, and the researchers themselves, highlighted the small increase in absolute risk: 95% of the women […]

High antidepressant dose linked to self-harm – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2014.

A study published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that the risk for deliberate self harm doubles when depressed young people start an antidepressant treatment regime with higher-than-usual doses. The study saw Harvard University researchers look at health records of 162,625 privately insured people between the ages of 10 and 64, who were treated […]

Medication and driving – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 13th, 2012.

Drugs prescribed to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia may increase patients’ risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents, according to a recent study. The Taiwanese research, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, compared medication use between individuals who had been in a motor vehicle accident and a group of age matched controls […]

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