Tag: prescription drugs

SSRI use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity and diabetes

Maternal use of SSRIs resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be unknowingly predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, according to new research from McMaster University. The study finds a correlation between…

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Antipsychotic drug use among ADHD-diagnosed foster care youth is increasing

Antipsychotic medications are often used for unlabeled indications, such as treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The results of a study of “atypical antipsychotic” drug use among youths with ADHD, comparing age groups, Medicaid eligibility, and presence in foster care are…

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