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Study links antidepressant use during pregnancy to higher ADHD risk.

Previous research findings suggesting that babies born to mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy have a higher risk of developing autism scared many women with depression off of the drugs, but a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers provides some comforting news, at least on the autism front.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is probably another case of fetal programming and helps explains the rapid rise in ADHD along with the dramatic decrease in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids (that also control depression better than anti-depressants).

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