"We think that women have been undertreated in the past. There has been insufficient knowledge about the risks of the drug, so doctors have been very restrictive. But newer studies have toned down the degree of seriousness," says Margareta Blomdahl, chief psychiatrist at Karolinska University Hospital.
According to the statistics from the national board of health and welfare, 2,600 pregnant women a year were prescribed anti-depressants six years ago. Today, the number is over 4000.