Antidepressant Medications in Pregnancy
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are considered first-line agents for the treatment of depression in pregnant women. SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are considered safe and effective in pregnant women, although some studies have indicated increased short-term neonatal adverse effects after exposure to antidepressants in the third trimester.[Strength of recommendation: B, based on cohort studies.]
Clinical Inquiries, 2004 (MU)
American Family Physician, 70(11) 2004.