Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: population based cohort study

BMJ 2017;357:j2350

This population based cohort study aims to assess the potential association between prenatal use of antidepressants and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring.  The findings suggest that the association between prenatal use of antidepressants and risk of ADHD in offspring can be partially explained by confounding by indication of antidepressants. If there is a causal association, the size of the effect is probably smaller than that reported previously.

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