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No link between maternal SSRI use and autism in offspring

KEY POINT

According to a recent study, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) before or during pregnancy was not linked to a significantly increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring.

SOURCES

Hviid A et al. Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy and risk of autism. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:2406–15.

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