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Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Be Linked to Autism

by KFBK News

Researchers at UC Davis say taking antidepressants during pregnancy might be linked to an increased risk of autism in children.

A team at the MIND Institute focused on a connection between autism in boys and anxiety drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, or SSRI's. 

It's a potential problem for expecting mothers who may experience maternal depression.

The researchers make it clear that the drugs don't necessarily cause autism and that current research points to a number of different factors.

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