New study strengthen link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) during pregnancy can increase the risk of autism, according to a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs conducted at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The greatest connection between SSRIs and prenatal autism occurred in boys, where male children born to mothers who used SSRIs during pregnancy were three times as likely to be autistic.

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