Reasons of slow brain growth in babies have been discovered
A new study unveiled that infants whose mothers are depressed during pregnancy are at risk of growing more slowly than other babies. The study has also discovered that antidepressants increase the risk of slow growth in the development of babies' brains.
In spite of women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, types of antidepressants, have less depressive symptoms than they did before, their baby's head does not grow in a proper way.
Women often experience such emotions as stress, confusion, fear, sadness and depression during pregnancy. Although it was previously thought that SSRIs were safe for treating depression during pregnancy, now this fact is quite suspicious.
The scientists sum up: "SSRIs can cross the placenta and disrupt the serotonin balance. Serotonin is important for the growth of the developing brain. Animal testing has already shown that this disruption can have an adverse effect on the development of the brain."