Kid's Asthma Not Linked to Maternal SSRIs in Pregnancy

March 9, 2015 2:32 PM

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Kid's Asthma Not Linked to Maternal SSRIs in Pregnancy

Children whose depressed mothers took newer antidepressants while pregnant were not at increased risk of childhood asthma, according to a retrospective, population-based study in Denmark.

When restricting analyses to children born to mothers with depression, maternal antidepressant use did not increase asthma risk in offspring (HR 1.00, 95% CI 0.93-1.08), stated Xiaoquin Liu, MD, section for epidemiology, department of public health at Aarhus University in Denmark, and colleagues. Pr...

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