September 24, 2014

Zoloft Studies & Research

New study links PPHN to SSRI antidepressant use in pregnancy

February 5, 2014 Zoloft Studies & Research
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Canadian scientists recently published an article showing a link between antidepressants and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN). As early as 2006, the FDA had warned of a potential link between SSRIs and an increased risk of PPHN. In 2011, the FDA indicated that further research was needed and all labels were to be […]

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SSRI use may increase risk of complications in surgery

May 5, 2013 Zoloft Studies & Research
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A new SSRI antidepressant study cited in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, April 29, 2013) analyzed data from over 500,000 patients who underwent major surgery between 2006 and 2008 and found a correlation between SSRI usage (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and: 1) an elevated risk of bleeding, 2) the need for blood […]

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New study warns fertility patients of SSRI pregnancy risks

January 25, 2013 Zoloft Studies & Research
Antidepressant Effects

A new study published in the January 2013 issue of the Oxford Journals publication┬áHuman Reproduction finds that SSRI antidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of miscarriage and several life-threatening birth defects with little evidence of any benefit. The study examined use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants such as Zoloft and […]

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Antidepressants risky, may not be more effective than placebo

June 25, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
Antidepressant Effects

New research challenges the common practice of medicating patients diagnosed with clinical depression. A new study funded by the National Institute for Health and published in The British Medical Journal suggests that prescription antidepressants are only slightly more effective than a placebo and that alternative treatments often can be effective. Dr. Robert Lefever, a medical […]

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Danish study links Zoloft, SSRIs in pregnancy to birth defects

June 21, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
Antidepressant Effects

A new study investigating the relationship between taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy and fetal heart abnormalities has been published by a team of researchers in Denmark. The results of the nationwide study supported findings of two previous Danish studies; that children of mothers who took SSRI antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy have a […]

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Antidepressant use increases death risk for ICU patients

June 18, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
Antidepressant Effects

A new study has found that antidepressants such as Zoloft are associated with an increased the risk of death for patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have discovered a strong link between antidepressant use and more frequent deaths […]

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SSRI antidepressants linked to early birth and seizure risks

June 17, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
Antidepressant Pregnancy Risks

A recent study suggests that when women use antidepressants during pregnancy, their children may be more likely to be born early or have seizures shortly after birth. According to the findings, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and reported by Reuters, evidence suggests a link between antidepressants and a variety of pregnancy […]

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New study analyzes antidepressant risks vs. benefits

May 8, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
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In a new study published on April 24, 2012, researchers set out to determine whether antidepressant risks outweigh their benefits. The study, titled “Primum non nocere: an evolutionary analysis of whether antidepressants do more harm than good,” was published online in the journal Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology. Investigators reviewed existing studies of the effects of […]

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SSRI use in pregnancy linked to slow fetal head growth, preterm birth

March 10, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
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Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy may cause delayed head growth and increase the risk for preterm birth, a new study concludes. Untreated maternal depression was associated with slower rates of fetal body growth. In a population-based study of pregnant women, researchers followed 7,696 participants from fetal life onward. The purpose […]

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SSRI use in pregnancy increases PPHN risk by 200%, says new study

January 17, 2012 Zoloft Studies & Research
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Using an SSRI antidepressant drug during pregnancy increases the risk of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) by more than 200%, according to a new study published on January 12, 2012, in the British Medical Journal. SSRI stands for “Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor.” This class of antidepressant medications includes Zoloft (sertraline), Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil […]

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