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Anti-depressants 'risk to babies'

The risk posed by some popular anti-depressants in early pregnancy is "not worth taking" for women with mild to moderate depression, according to an expert who is helping rewrite treatment guidelines for doctors.

The risk posed by some popular anti-depressants in early pregnancy is "not worth taking" for women with mild to moderate depression, according to an expert who is helping rewrite treatment guidelines for doctors.

Professor Stephen Pilling has told the BBC's Panorama programme that there is a small but significant increased risk of heart defects in babies whose mothers take SSRI anti-depressants while pregnant.

Shelley Jofre reports.

  • 24 Jun
  • From the section Health