Antidepressants Linked to Miscarriage Risk

This large scale study published in the June 2010 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows a 68% increased risk for miscarriage in pregnant women using any class of antidepressant drugs compared with women who had never used antidepressants.

  • Researchers See Possible Connection Between SSRIs and Miscarriages Anick Berard, Ph.D., associate professor, epidemiology, University of Montreal, and director, Research Unit on Medications and Pregnancy at CHU Ste-Justine, Montreal; Adrienne Einarson, R.N., assistant director, Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Salih Yasin, M.D., associate professor and vice chair, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; May 31, 2010, Canadian Medical Association Journal