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Bipolar, Epilepsy Drug Associated with Birth Defects, FDA Warns
Lamotrigine (marketed as Lamictal), a drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, may increase the chances of having a baby with a cleft lip or palate if taken during the first trimest of pregnancy, the Food and Drug Administration warned t...
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Antidepressants Pose Small Risk During Pregnancy
Two studies published in the June issue of the New England Journal of Medicine show that exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac and Paxil is not a significant cause of birth defects. Interviewing more than 9.000 mothers ...
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PsychBriefs: September 2-8, 2007
Suicide Rates Rise in U.S. Girls A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 2004 suicide rates shows an eight percent increase in suicides among Americans age 10 to 24 following a 13-year decline. This increase was most dramatic among gir...
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Oxytocin Linked to Mother-Child Bonding in Humans
Maternal instinct is delivered in a hormonal package, shows new research establishing the connection between the levels of oxcytocin in a pregnant woman's body and her mothering skills.
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PsychBriefs: March 16-22, 2008
Attractive women want it all While the qualities men look for in potential mates vary little with their own attractiveness, women calibrate their wants based on their own desirability.
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Stress In Early Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia
Mothers who experience severely distressful events such as a natural disaster, war-related events or the loss of a loved one early in pregnancy may have offspring with increased predisposition to schizophrenia.
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Study Shows Virginity Pledges Prevent Precautions, Not Premarital Sex
A study has found that "virginity pledges," vows to abstain from sex until marriage, have no effect on whether teenagers have sex, but do decrease the use of precautions against pregnancy and STDs.
Do Pesticides Cause ADHD?
A new study links pesticide exposure to ADHD in children. Could an all organic diet be the answer?
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No Relationship Between Abortion and Mental Health Risks
A new study from Denmark has found that women who terminate a pregnancy face no increased mental health risk, although women who give birth do.
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Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Behavior Problems in Girls
Daughters exposed to high levels of a chemical found in common plastics have been found to have higher levels of behavior problems in early childhood.
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Mother's Mental State Crosses Placenta
Fetal brains sense their mothers moods and develop according to the environment they will enter based on the mental state of their mothers, shows a study on mothers and babies from the University of California-Irvine.
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