Antidepressant exposure in pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders

  title={Antidepressant exposure in pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Merete Juul S\orensen and Therese Koops Gr\onborg and Jakob Christensen and Erik Thorlund Parner and Mogens Vestergaard and Diana Elizabeth Schendel and Lars Henning Pedersen},
  booktitle={Clinical epidemiology},
BACKGROUND Both the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy and the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder have increased during recent years. A causal link has recently been suggested, but the association may be confounded by the underlying indication for antidepressant use. We investigated the association between maternal use of antidepressant medication in pregnancy and autism, controlling for potential confounding factors. METHODS We identified all children born alive in Denmark… CONTINUE READING
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