“PROZAC BABY” – 25 YEARS OF MOTHERISK RESEARCH INTO SSRI’s AND ALCOHOL IN PREGNANCY

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Gideon Koren

Keywords

Depression, pregnancy, SSRIs, fluoxetine, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, misinformation

Abstract

A summary of the debate regarding the safety of antidepressants in pregnancy is presented through the story of Prozac Baby. This is a diary of a fetus who finds out ( to his horror ) that his mother intends to abort him due to misinformation she has received. The novel, Prozac Baby , was written by Dr . Gideon Koren, based on his experience at Motherisk. An update on the risks of alcohol in pregnancy is also provided.

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