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Psychotropic medications can cause birth defects
Date:6/25/2010

ar indication that use of antidepressants is increasing in Denmark, as well as in many other countries, and the tendency is the same when it comes to pregnant women.

"We are constantly reminded about the dangers of alcohol use and smoking during pregnancy, but there is no information offered to women with regards to use of psychotropic medication. There is simply not enough knowledge available in this area," concludes Aagaard, suggesting that greater control should be required when prescribing psychotropic medications to pregnant women.


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Contact: Associate Professor Lise Aagaard
laa@farma.ku.dk
453-533-6475
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

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