If a loved one has taken an antidepressant medication that you believe may be connected to you or your child developing autism, compensation may be available.
Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications are used to treat depression and other disorders. Some of the most popular SSRI antidepressants are:
Allegations in complaints against this group of drugs and their makers include:
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children.
Use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during the second and/or third trimester increases the risk of ASD in children, even after considering maternal depression. Further research is needed to specifically assess the risk of ASD associated with antidepressant types and dosages during pregnancy.
Study points to link between antidepressant use in pregnancy and autism in children
Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy seem to be at a slightly higher risk of autism than children of mothers with psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants during pregnancy, finds a study published in The BMJ today.
Did you or a family member take an SSRI anti depressant drug such as Paxil, Celexa or Zoloft during pregnancy and later have that child diagnosed with Autism?
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