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It is believed that certain types of antidepressants may cause problems in a fetus. For example, newborns exposed to SSRIs during pregnancy have been shown to develop problems such as seizures, tremors, and difficulty breathing. If pregnancy occurs while you are taking antidepressants, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential benefits and risks of continuing your medication.
- Higher risk for poor weight gain
- Higher risk for alcohol and substance abuse
- Higher risk for sexually transmitted diseases.