The issue of whether or not expectant mothers should take antidepressants while pregnant can be a thorny one, for sure. But for actress Amanda Seyfried, the decision was clear. And in a new podcast, Seyfried revealed she took antidepressants while pregnant, for a very important reason.
The Mean Girls actress recently went on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast to chat about giving birth to her daughter with husband Thomas Sadoski back in March. Seyfried talked about her struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder, with which she was diagnosed at age 19, although she’d been dealing with it all her life. She also discussed how, when she was doing an off-Broadway play with Sadoski in 2015, she began having frequent panic attacks onstage. She began taking an antidepressant called Lexapro to help her manage her anxiety, and when she found out she was pregnant, she ultimately made the decision to stay on her “extremely low dose” of the drug after realizing, as she said during…
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