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ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women. Are they being counseled on the risks of ADHD medication exposure before and during pregnancy?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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(BMJ. 2017;358:j3668) Antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are prescribed during pregnancy and are considered safe. Recent studies have raised concerns regarding the long-term neurodevelopmental effects, such as autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, of these medications on the offspring. However, gaps exist in the knowledge of antidepressant use during pregnancy and risk of psychiatric disorders in the offspring. This population-based cohort study was performed to investigate the association between in utero antidepressant exposure and overall risk of psychiatric disorders in children.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports, Surveys Source Type: research
Prolonged use of acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem add to previous studies that have linked paracetamol to communication problems and reduced IQs among children.
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Abstract Acetaminophen is the most commonly used analgesic and antipyretic during pregnancy. Evidence of neuro-disruptive properties is accumulating. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring of women exposed to acetaminophen during pregnancy. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane up to January 2017. Data were independently extracted and assessed by two researchers. Seven eligible retrospective cohorts included 132,738 mother and child pairs and with a follow-up period of 3-11 years. Pooled risk ratio (RR)...
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications used for treatment of pain and fever reduction during pregnancy and is considered safe in humans. Now, in a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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CONCLUSIONS: Maternal anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are associated with a relative increase in the number of ADHD-H, ADHD-I and total ADHD symptoms in preschoolers. PMID: 29665879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
This study reviewed the current literature examining the potential relationship between use of antidepressants during pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Methods PubMed was searched for English language reports between January 1, 1995, and July 31, 2017, by using combinations of the key words pregnancy, antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), children, offspring, and ADHD. Studies that reported association between ADHD in children and use of antidepressant in ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in early adolescence, to examine the distribution of psychiatric disorders by maternal and child characteristics and to evaluate the occurrence of psychiatric comorbidities.MethodsThis was a prospective cohort study of all live births in the city of Pelotas, Brazil, in 2004 (n = 4231). A total of 3562 subjects were evaluated at 11 years of age. Psychiatric disorders were assessed using the Development and Well-Being Assessment. Crude and adjusted logistic regression was used to investigate risk factors for any psyc...
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Today a physician told me she lost three colleagues to suicide in the last two months. Loma Linda Hospital just lost three young doctors to suicide in 6 months. Mount Sinai had 3 docs jump in less than 2 years — from the same building. An anesthesiologist recently told me he lost 8 of his colleagues to suicide. Each suicide should be fully investigated, yet few receive root cause analysis of the specific circumstances leading to their deaths. In January, I reported on my investigation into 757 doctor suicides in The Washington Post. (Now I’ve got nearly 900 suicides on my registry.) Recently, Dr. Oz e...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Abnormal maternal thyroid function in early pregnancy was associated with epilepsy, ASD, and ADHD in the child, but associations differed by subtypes of exposure and by child age and sex. More evidence on subtypes and severity of maternal thyroid function is needed, and alternative outcomes of child neurodevelopment may be warranted. PMID: 29584590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
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