Pregnant women who stop taking their antidepressants do not seem to be at greater risk for a depressive episode during or after pregnancy than those who continue taking their medications, according to a new Yale University study.
The study followed women who were receiving prenatal care during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
A subgroup of 778 participants had a history of depression and had decided on their own whether to continue or discontinue antidepressant medication.
In general, there was no difference found in the risk of having a major depressive episode between women who continued taking medication and those who did not.
“Women often know if they can discontinue medication because they have intimate experience of what happens when they stop treatment.
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