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Rush to prescribe: Study questions speed in giving antidepressants to grieving parents

Some doctors are too quick to prescribe antidepressants to parents who have suffered the death of a child either during pregnancy or within the first month of life, according to a study. In a study of 235 bereaved parents participating in an online support community, researchers found that 88 -- or 37.4 percent -- of them were prescribed a psychiatric medication to help them cope. Some women received prescriptions with a week of losing their children.
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