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Maternal Depression and IQ – Child Psychology and Parenting Blog: Child-Psych.org

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This is a very personal subject for me, having waited until both my sons were in their teens to get treatment for my own depression. I want very much to inform other mothers of the risks and urge them to … Continue reading

Research shows a stronger link between SSRI use during pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension in infants. – NYTimes.com

Dr. Frieder believes that her patients are the ones most capable of assessing the risks and benefits related to their own conditions. This work will affect how she counsels her patients, but not what she recommends. “You are always going to try to treat them first with psychotherapy,” she said. “But if they are severely depressed, they are going to need medication.”

via Research shows a stronger link between SSRI use during pregnancy and pulmonary hypertension in infants. – NYTimes.com.

Important to have all the facts. Yes, there is a 3 in 1000 (infants) risk for pulmonary hypertension problems, which must be weighed against the risk of preterm birth and childhood depression if mother remains untreated…MentalHealthMomBlog.