“Fresh Guidance for Pregnant Women on Antidepressants, Indeed.”

Check out Psychiatrist Dr. Doug Bremner’s comments on the fiasco from last Fall in which the ACOG and APA position paper on antidepressants and pregnancy was used to promote psychotropic drugs to pregnant women.

“In August of 2009 ABC News did a story on antidepressant use in pregnant women, with one of the sections entitled “Fresh Guidance on Antidepressant Use in Women”. Fresh guidance, indeed. The only thing fresh about it was that a number of the academic psychiatrists who had been receiving large sums of money to serve on various “Women’s Health” consulting boards related to mental health paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, who were also being paid to fan out across the country and give lectures designed to convince psychiatrists to give SSRIs to pregnant and lactating women, were being quoted in the article as stating that antidepressants were safe to give in pregnant and lactating women.”

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One thought on ““Fresh Guidance for Pregnant Women on Antidepressants, Indeed.”

  1. “The true risks of SSRIs to pregnant and lactating mothers and their babies are now becoming known, thanks to excellent journalist reporting by people like Evelyn Pringle. Hopefully it can save some lives. And babies.”

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