Children exposed to antidepressants in their mother’s womb are more likely to develop autism than children who were not exposed to the drugs, a new study suggests. The study identified the risk with both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and nonselective monoamine reuptake inhibitors, or tricyclic antidepressants. This is the second study in two years to associate antidepressant use during pregnancy with an increased risk of autism in offspring. SSRIs are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, and include brand names such as Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro and Prozac. All SSRIs but Paxil are listed as ... Read More
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