antipyschotic drugs

Risk with Anti-Psychotic Drugs Developing Gestational Diabetes Found

by Mark Benson on July 5, 2012

Antipsychotic drugs and effect on would be mothers

Researchers have found that women who ingest anti-psychotic drugs during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. The study was headed by Robert Boden, MD, PhD from the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Also participating in the study are colleagues from the Uppsala University at Uppsala, Sweden.

The study, to be published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, bases its premise on the use of antipsychotic drugs by women to manage severe mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It was initially stated that “however, the evidence concerning use of antipsychotics during pregnancy is generally lacking or weak.” [click to continue…]