Date: January 14, 2014
Study Title: Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn: systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication: British Medical Journal
Drugs: SSRI antidepressants
A meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal on January 14, 2014, has reported that maternal use of SSRI antidepressants more than doubles the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung complication, in newborn babies.