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Much has been written about the possible association between Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and autism. A new study reviews the evidence of their adverse effects, such as miscarriage, cardiac birth defects, and autism.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medications worldwide.

A study published in JAMA found that the use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), during the second and/or third trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of ASD in children -- even after taking into account maternal depression.

This population-based study examines the association between maternal use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during the second and/or third trimester and the risk of autism spectrum disorder in children.

Scientists have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior in a mouse model of ASD. Experiments showed that increasing serotonergic activity in the brain during early development led to more balanced brain activity and improved the abnormal sociability of these mice.

Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism

The Autism Research Institute has been publishing a science newsletter, the Autism Research Review International, on a quarterly basis since 1987. You can subscribe here.

The Autism Research Institute has been publishing a science newsletter, the Autism Research Review International, on a quarterly basis since 1987. You can subscribe here.

Researchers uncover a potential molecular mechanism linking the gut and brain in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder.

Long-term stress may make you more likely to be obese according to new research by scientists at the University College London.

"We found that if we use eye gaze in a meaningful way, and in a consistent pattern, kids with autism will pick it up on their own, and they'll learn new words."

Children with autism learn new words much like others do, study finds

"We found that if we use eye gaze in a meaningful way, and in a consistent pattern, kids with autism will pick it up on their own, and they'll learn new words.

Four out of four ASD participants with intellectual disability learned to initiate and self-instruct via iPhone instructional videos, and maintained self-instruction behaviors one week after the initial exposure.

Four out of four ASD participants with intellectual disability learned to initiate and self-instruct via iPhone instructional videos, and maintained self-instruction behaviors one week after the initial exposure.

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