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Focus on Women's Mental Health

Publishing Statistically Significant Results With Questionable Clinical Importance: Focus on Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy

Adrienne Einarson, RN

Published: November 15, 2012

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Many more women than men are diagnosed with depression, most often between 25 and 44 years of age when women are of childbearing age, and approximately 10% to 15% will experience depression during pregnancy. Therefore, a substantial number of women could be taking an antidepressant when they become pregnant.

The use of antidepressants has increased in the past decade, as reported by a group using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, an ongoing case-control study of risk factors for birth defects covering 10 US states.

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