Asthma In Kids Is Associated To Maternal Depression And Older Antidepressants, Study Finds

March 9, 2015 7:22 PM

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Asthma In Kids Is Associated To Maternal Depression And Older Antidepressants, Study Finds

A recent study conducted by epidemiologist Dr. Xiaoqin Liu at Aarhus University in Denmark reveals, maternal depression and older antidepressant use during pregnancy has been associated to an increased risk of childhood asthma.

A newer class of antidepressants used to treat depression such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), were not associated to any increased risk for asthma in kids, as more than 80% of the woman in the study were prescribed SSRIs and researchers found no link with childhood asthma, resea...

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