Table 1

Main characteristics of three recent studies which investigated the beneficial and harmful consequences of prepartum and postpartum antidepressant exposure

StudyExposureOutcomeStudy design
AntidepressantsChildrenMothers
Hviid et al13PregnancyAutismObservational study (626 875children)
Grigoriadis et al12PregnancyPulmonary hypertensionSystematic review of seven observational studies (for characteristics of included studies, see http://www.bmj.com/content/suppl/2014/01/14/bmj.f6932.DC2/gris014934.ww1_default.pdf)
De Crescenzo et al11PostpartumDepressive symptomsSystematic review of six randomised studies (595 patients)