Antidepressants linked to increased risk of PPHN, study finds

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found that women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a child with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) than non-users. SSRIs are a class of antidepressants that includes the drugs Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft and Lexapro.

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