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SSRIs in pregnancy: small risk of birth defects?

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Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were introduced as a new class of antidepressant drugs in the late 1980s. Recently, there have been reports of increased risk of birth defects associated the use of some SSRIs in early pregnancy, but now two reports in one issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that the risk …

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