Serotonin hypothesis of autism: implications for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy.

@article{Harrington2013SerotoninHO,
  title={Serotonin hypothesis of autism: implications for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy.},
  author={Rebecca A Harrington and Li-Ching Lee and Rosa M. Crum and Andrew Zimmerman and Irva Hertz-Picciotto},
  journal={Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={149-68}
}
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter found throughout the brain and body, has long been of interest in autism. Repeated findings of elevated platelet serotonin levels in approximately one third of children with autism has led some to believe that dysfunctional serotonin signaling may be a causal mechanism for the disorder. Because serotonin is critical to fetal brain development, concerns have arisen regarding prenatal exposure to substances that manipulate serotonin levels, such as selective… CONTINUE READING
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