The objective of a study published by researchers from the OMNI Research Group within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Ottawa, in Ottawa ON, titled “The Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Pregnancy”, was to update literature on the safety of using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy.

Long term spatial and egocentric learning and memory deficits and serotonin reductions were shown to be connected with the use of methylenedioxymethamphetamine.  5-HT is a neurotrophic factor that may influence neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, and target field-  organization during brain development.  The objective of a study done by the  Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics at

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Escitalopram are prescribed for depression and anxiety.  Over 40 million Americans suffer from depression or anxiety, leading these to be the most common mental illness in the United States today.  The Department of Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, conducted a study titled “Pregnancy Outcomes

In 2001, a research paper from a team based in Norway, headed by H. Nordeng, presented the results of a study titled “Neonatal withdrawal syndrome after in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [(SSRIs)],” the main conclusion of which was that “Neonatal withdrawal syndrome can occur after third trimester in utero SSRI

Celexa® (citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), one in a new class of antidepressant drugs.  These medications aim to influence (and raise) levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a molecule that relays “messages” between brain cells, or neurons.  When a neuron fires, neurotransmitters

Limb reduction deficits are congenital (from birth) malformations of the newborn’s body in which one or more of the limbs does not fully develop, either partially or fully, before birth.[1]  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the general population, about 4 babies in every 10,000 are born