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When Mothers Kill Their Own Newborns

Monday, 4/8/2013

It happens in Sri Lanka. It happens in Canada and the United States of America. Babies are being killed by their mothers because of the ill effects of Postpartum Depression. It is a bizarre and frightening deed that elicits fathomless horror: an apparently normal mother suddenly snaps and kills her newborn. Sadly, we are hearing about it more frequently in places including Sri Lanka.

http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2013/04/07/when-mothers-kill-their-own-new...

Selected Pregnancy and Delivery Outcomes After Exposure to Antidepressant Medication

Monday, 4/8/2013

Due to the chronic nature and recurance of Major Depressive Disorder in pregnant women researcher's and the IEPMHC support the need for proper screenings in order to treat pregnant women for depression. This article is especially interesting to the collaborative because it is the first meta-analysis to examine gestational age, birth weight, and Apgar scores among infants exposed to antidepressant medications in utero; leading to statistically significant associations for pregnancy outcomes.

Selected Pregnancy and Delivery Outcomes After Exposure to Antidepressant Medication

Friday, 3/15/2013

Although statistically significant associations between antidepressant exposure and pregnancy and delivery outcomes were identified, group differences were small and scores in the exposed group were typically in the normal ranges indicating the importance of considering clinical significance.

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