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Study: Discontinuing Stimulant Medication Negatively Impacts Pregnant Women with ADHD

December 17, 2020Women who discontinued stimulant medication use during pregnancy experienced a significant increase in postnatal depression despite not changing their antidepressant medication, as well as significant impairment in family functioning.

These findings, published in the Journal of Attention Disorders1, come from the first study to characterize the course of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) during pregnancy, including treatment decisions and associated maternal outcomes.

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