Posts Tagged 'autism'

Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs Linked to Autism and Developmental Disorders in Boys

A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identified a link between a mother’s use of antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and developmental disorders and delays in boys. The study detailed in Science Daily included nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs and looked to identify the effects of prenatal SSRI treatment on newborns.

The researchers analyzed data from those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays compared with control subjects who ...

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy to Autism

A new study by the University of California, Davis shows that mothers who live close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays. This is the third study to link autism to pesticide exposure, and more papers have shown links with developmental delays.

The study was conducted in the state of California, which is one of only a few states in the ...

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