Effects of Exposed to Antipsychotics Throughout Pregnancy on Infants Development: A Prospective Study
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The primary aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the effect of antipsychotics on infant development especially neurobehavioral development which evaluated by the Bayley-III when mothers are treated with antipsychotics throughout their pregnancy.
Condition or disease
The neurodevelopmental effect of antipsychotics on fetus has always been a major concern for women who need antipsychotic treatments and are in their reproductive years. The fear of harmful effects from antipsychotic on fetus and unplanned pregnancy commonly causes non-adherence to treatments. Even for those who are willing to maintain their antipsychotic treatments during pregnancy, the fear of potential harmful effects from antipsychotic on fetus can still exist. It is well known that non-adherence to antipsychotic treatments in patients with schizophrenia can cause most to relapse and poor treatment response. The consequences of relapse not only increase personal suffering, but also increase family and societal burden.Clearly, it is important to evaluate the safety of antipsychotics during pregnancy. However, up to now, most information about antipsychotics on reproductive safety and the effects on infant development come from case reports, case series, and retrospective studies.So the study was to investigate the developmental effects of antipsychotics on infants who were exposed to as fetus.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 1 Day (Child)
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76 infants who were exposed to antipsychotics as fetus was compared to 76 matched control infants who were not exposed to antipsychotics as fetus.