Study links antidepressants to higher risk of spontaneous abortion

06/1/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Canadian researchers found that women who took antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors increased their risk of having a spontaneous abortion by 68%. The use of antidepressants is common during pregnancy, with about 3.7% of women using the medicines during the first trimester.

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