Study finds link between anti-depressants during pregnancy, autism

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pregnant mothers on anti-depressants may be more likely to have children with autism.

A new study monitored 145,000 kids for 11 years and found that children of mothers on anti-depressants were 87 percent more likely to develop autism.

Doctors warn there are a lot of unknowns with this study, and that mothers on anti-depressants shouldn't just stop taking their pills. Untreated depression in an expectant mother could be even worse.