Unlike the vaccines-cause-autism scare that happened without one single scientific study to back it up, there is this new claim that antidepressants cause autism:
Taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study of Canadian mothers and children published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
But scientists not involved in the research say the results are hard to interpret and don’t settle the long-running debate about whether expectant mothers with depression should take antidepressants.
“This study doesn’t answer the question,” says Bryan King, program director of the autism center at Seattle Children’s Hospital and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. “My biggest concern is that it will be over-interpreted,” says King, who wrote an editorial that accompanied the study.
See? See how they are backtracking? No doubt to protect BIG PHARMA! End sarcasm.