Women go through many physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Sometimes depression is also felt by these changes. Many women also take different types of medicines to avoid depression.
But do you know how deeply anti-depressant drugs affect a child? According to a study, the effect of anti-depression drugs on the brain of a child. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine reported that they first used it on animals.
The animals that were given antidepressants during pregnancy did not have the ability to physically feel anything in their children. Although the study did not claim that the results would be exactly the same as seen on animals, these drugs are dangerous for any type of fetus.
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 7 percent of women in pregnancy experience depression. There is a higher risk of premature delivery and low birth weight in women living in depression.
The authors of the study said that the trend of writing medicines for depression has increased in doctors as well, which is wrong. Earlier also many research has said that taking the medicines of depression increases the risk of heart diseases.