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Antidepressant use later in pregnancy is linked to autism

 


Women who took a class of widely used antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy were roughly twice as likely as those who did not to have a child who would later receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, says a new study.

The new research, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, is among the strongest findings linking antidepressant use in pregnancy to poor outcomes in the children born of those pregnancies, said experts. But it leaves many questions unanswered about the roots of autism, the prevalence of which appears to be surging.

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http://www.startribune.com/taking-antidepressants-later-in-pregnancy-is-linked-to-autism/362117511/

 

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