Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

 ADHD in the News 2015-12-15

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder for the child...The JAMA Pedatrics research adds to the growing number of studies about antidepressant and developmental delays, autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — but the picture is far from clear as the results have been mixed.