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Comment & Response
July 2016

Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1The Reproductive Psychiatry Group, The Hospital for Sick Children (retired), Toronto, Canada
  • 2Health Program, Family Health Associates, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 3Women's Mental Health Elective, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 5Women's Mental Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(7):710-711. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0742

To the Editor We are writing to comment on an article recently published in JAMA Pediatrics by Boukhris et al,1 titled “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children.” We would like to point out some flaws in the methods used in this study that make the authors’ conclusions questionable for several reasons.

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