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The Autism News….According to a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately one out of every 10 Americans over the age of 12 is taking antidepressants. Women are more than two and a half times more likely to be taking antidepressants than men, with a third of those women taking the antidepressants for 2 – 5 years.

A recent study found that expectant mothers who take antidepressants within the year before their babies are born increase the likelihood that their babies will be born with Autism. The study found that the risk of their babies being born autistic more than doubled for mothers who took antidepressants within a year of birth. For those mothers who took antidepressants during their first trimester of pregnancy, their babies were almost four times more likely to be born autistic than babies born from mothers not taking antidepressants.

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