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Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 in Autism

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Maternal use of the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) can alter the brain circuits in her offspring that control behaviors reminiscent of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study in mice published in eNeuro. These results have no immediate bearing on the treatment of depression in pregnant women. Medications that increase availability of serotonin in the brain—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—are commonly prescribed to treat mood disorders in pregnant women....

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