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Antidepressants and Autism

Parental depression, maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy, and risk of autism spectrum disorders: population based case-control study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23604083 Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the … Continue reading

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Maternal Antidepressant Use and Autism

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26660917 Abstract Importance: The association between the use of antidepressants during gestation and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children is still controversial. The etiology … Continue reading

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mGlu2 – A Molecular Signature – Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Autism ?

Research hints at why stress is more devastating for some http://newswire.rockefeller.edu Some people take stress in stride; others are done in by it. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular mechanisms of this so-called stress gap in mice … Continue reading

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Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Autism – Maternal Illness

Study calls into question link between prenatal antidepressant exposure and autism risk http://www.massgeneral.org/ Previously reported autism risk appears to be attributable to mother’s illness, not medication Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women … Continue reading

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Tom Insel – NIMH – Are Children Overmedicated ?

Director’s Blog: Are Children Overmedicated? http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2014/are-children-overmedicated.shtml A recent symposium at the Carter Center featured a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that as many as 10,000 toddlers may be receiving psychostimulant medication, like methylphenidate (Ritalin).1 The … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Exposure elevated risk for Autism and ADHD

Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure Is Associated with Risk for Autism and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in an Analysis of Electronic Health Records https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2014/webprogram/Paper15647.html Background:The etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is complex, with both environmental and genetic factors contributing to risk. Building … Continue reading

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Psychological Effects of Anti-Depressants – Worse than Thought

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought http://www.liv.ac.uk/ LIVERPOOL, UK – 26 February 2014: A University of Liverpool researcher has shown that thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than … Continue reading

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Ketamine boosts Serotonin – Autism

Ketamine acts as antidepressant by boosting serotonin http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/press/2014/20140108_1/ PET molecular imaging of macaque brain reveals that ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in motivation. Ketamine is a potent anesthetic employed in human … Continue reading

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Injury, then Immune Challenge Years Later – Two Hit Hypothesis – Implications for Autism

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/tbidepress.htm After brain injury, cells on ‘high alert’ prolong immune response, affecting behavior COLUMBUS, Ohio – A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on “high alert” and overreact … Continue reading

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Lupus and risk of Autism.

Children Whose Mothers Have Lupus Might Be at Increased Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.rheumatology.org/ Oct. 27, 2013 — According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, children born to mothers … Continue reading

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