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Using antidepressants while pregnant can increase the risk of autism in newborns – study​

Pregnant women can add antidepressants to their laundry list of things to avoid during pregnancy. The results of a recent study revealed that babies exposed to the pharmaceutical drug fluoxetine in the womb could develop autistic-like behavior later on. The study, published in the journal Molecular Brain, also identified a potential therapy for the problem, which they claim could enhance memory and help with interaction.  Conventional medicine usually prescribes antidepressants to patients with major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. One of the most widely issued pharmaceutical drugs is fluoxetine. Also known by its brand names of Prozac and Sarafem, pregnant women often take the serotonin reuptake inhibitor to relieve symptoms.  Read more....

 

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