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"It's not cause and effect:" Research investigates effects of pre-birth exposure to anti-depressants in school-age children

February 2014

A new publication from BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Clinician Scientist Dr. Tim Oberlander investigates the complex relationships between pre-birth exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and thinking and attention skills at six years of age. Read more


Depression during pregnancy is a major public health issue

July 2011

Dr. Tim Oberlander comments to CNN about a new study that examined the relationship between antidepressants and the risk of autism. In spite of this newly reported risk, experts emphasize that it's critical to treat maternal depression during pregnancy because untreated depression carries its own risks while treatment helps many mothers and their babies. Read more: Antidepressant use in pregnancy may raise autism risk


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