Study: Use of antidepressant not direct link to birth defect

June 19, 2014 4:05 AM

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Study: Use of antidepressant not direct link to birth defect

A new study has found no direct link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and one type of birth defect.

The research, published in today’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, comes nine years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — the most commonly prescribed antidepressants — might increase the risk of heart malformation...

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