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Study: Antidepressants During Pregnancy Increase Autism Risk

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Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases the chance that the baby will have autism by 87 percent, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Montreal reviewed data from over 145,000 pregnancies and concluded the medicines “greatly increase the risk of autism.” “The variety of causes of autism remain unclear, but studies have shown that both genetics and environment can play a role,” said Anick Bérard. “Our study has established that taking antidepressants...

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