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Recent Findings on Autism and Antidepressant Connection

January 15, 2016 1:00 pm

A University of Montreal study reveals a connection between the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and the occurrence of autism. This study is called ‘Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children’. Details of the Study on Autism and Antidepressants Factors in the Montreal study include defining specific trimesters of antidepressant use (2nd and third trimester) and the class of antidepressant used (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). The second and third trimester was specifically studied because it incorporates a critical stage of infant brain development. Exposure to antidepressants was defined as the mother having one or two prescriptions for SSRIs filled during the second or third trimester. Data was gathered from the Quebec Pregnancy/Children Cohort which... View Article