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Comment & Response
July 2016

Prenatal Antidepressant Use and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2Research Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(7):714-715. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0748

In Reply Our study on in utero exposure to antidepressants (AD)1 is not the first to show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),2,3 but to our knowledge, it is the first to specifically look at AD classes and trimester of use; it is also one of the largest longitudinal cohorts published.

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