Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of autism

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A recent study showed that women treated with antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy does not register an increased risk of tavalhn autism and hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, unlike previous studies indicated.

The study published by the journal of amirken Medical Association, only a slight increase in the risk of premature birth in women who were taking these drugs including Prozac and zoloft and celexa “during the first three months of pregnancy.

Psychology professor said patients in Indiana University American Brian D’Onofrio, is the main author of the study, “according to our information, this study is one of the most solid which appear to receive treatment with antidepressants during pregnancy is not linked to autism or attention deficit disorder or incomplete growth of the fetus, after taking into account factors led to undergo such treatment.

He noted that “risk assessment of antidepressant use during pregnancy and the benefits of an extremely difficult decision for women who have taken with the doctor.

D’Onofrio said, “but this study to believe that these drugs when they are pregnant may be more secure than we thought.”
This work was conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the medical school year at Harvard based on statistics covering 1.5 million births in Sweden between 1996 and 2012.

The study includes data on antidepressants prescriptions given to adults and diagnoses of autism and attention deficit disorder in children, age of parents and educational level have added to other factors.

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