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GPs handing out antidepressants linked to birth defects

GPs are still prescribing an antidepressant known to cause birth defects in unborn children to thousands of women every year, it emerged last night. Pills such as Seroxat may result in babies being born with malformed hearts if taken in the first few weeks of pregnancy – a time when many women are still unaware they may have conceived.

Study Shows Obesity Linked to Antidepressants

While the researchers concluded that depression itself does not appear to increase the risk of obesity, they did find a link between obesity and the use of a specific type of antidepressant medications: the serotonin-reuptake-inhibiting antidepressants, or SSRIs.