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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorders | JAMA Pediatrics



Conclusions and Relevance

Use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during the second and/or third trimester increases the risk of ASD in children, even after considering maternal depression. Further research is needed to specifically assess the risk of ASD associated with antidepressant types and dosages during pregnancy.

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2476187

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