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Study Links Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy to Higher ADHD Risk

Expecant mothers may want to think twice about using antidepressants during pregnancy. Although the study did not link antidepressant use to Autism, it did find an inceased risk for attention deifict hyperactivity disorder in mothers who take those medications.

The study out of Massachusetts General Hospital looked at medical records of mothers and their children who were patients in the Partners HealthCare System.

The study found an alarming 80 percent increased risk in ADHD when mothers took antidepressants. Researchers urge that this is just a preliminary study and the findings will need to be replicated in future studies.

For more information, read the full story from Boston Globe.