In utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk for autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Gidaya2014InUE,
  title={In utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk for autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Nicole B. Gidaya and Brian K Lee and Igor Burstyn and Michael A. Yudell and Erik Lykke Mortensen and Craig Newschaffer},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={2558-67}
}
We investigated whether there is an association between increased risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used during pregnancy. This study used Denmark's health and population registers to obtain information regarding prescription drugs, ASD diagnosis, and health and socioeconomic status. There were 1.5 % of cases and 0.7 % of controls exposed to SSRIs during the pregnancy period, and higher effect estimates observed with longer use. We… CONTINUE READING
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