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Parental depression, maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy, and risk of autism spectrum disorders: population based case-control study

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2059 (Published 19 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2059

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Re: Parental depression, maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy, and risk of autism spectrum disorders: population based case-control study

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published relative studies concluded that maternal affective, depressive or bipolar disorders were associated with a higher risk of autistic spectrum disorder in offspring.
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032718309716

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 February 2019
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece