Exposure to SSRI Antidepressants In Utero Causes Birth Defects, Neonatal Withdrawal Symptoms, and Brain Damage

Breggin, Peter R.; Breggin, Ginger
March 2008
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Pregnant mothers should avoid taking SSRI antidepressants--they are hazardous to the developing fetus, cause withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby, and induce biochemical and morphological abnormalities in the brain. If pregnant mothers need help with sad or anxious feelings, they should seek counseling or psychotherapy, especially family therapy involving the child's father, as well as other sources of emotional support.


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