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Prenatal Depression and Antidepressant Exposure: Effects on Child Speech and Language Disorders

The aims of this study are to 1) Assess the relationship between untreated prenatal depression and the risk of speech and language disorders of offspring; 2) Compare the effectiveness of treatment of prenatal depression on speech and language disorders of offspring; 3) Evaluate whether the timing and duration of SSRI use during pregnancy is related to child speech and language disorders; and 4) Assess the extent to which these relationships differ by infant sex.
Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs