Pediatrics

Mediators explain paternal depression, child behavior link

(HealthDay)—The correlation between depression in fathers in the postnatal period and subsequent child behavior is mainly mediated by the family environment, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Pediatrics.

Pediatrics

Mother's depression tied to later delinquency in kids

(HealthDay)—Teens are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana—and to do so at an earlier age—if their mothers were depressed when the kids were in grade school, a new study says.

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants

Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD, researchers said on Tuesday.

Autism spectrum disorders

In utero exposure to antidepressants may influence autism risk

(Medical Xpress)—A new study from researchers at Drexel University adds evidence that using common antidepressant medications during pregnancy may contribute to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, ...

Medications

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear ...

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