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Study: Moms on antidepressants risk having autistic baby boys
wnd.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | DAVID KUPELIAN

Posted on 04/14/2014 6:13:56 PM PDT by DannyTN

'1st trimester SSRI exposure was associated with more than a 300% increased risk' ... At the same time, 11 percent of all Americans 12-and-over are taking SSRI antidepressants, including an astonishing 23 percent – almost one in four – of women in their 40s and 50s, and between 7 and 13 percent of all pregnant women in the U.S.

... Specifically, the research team determined that male children with autism disorders were almost three times as likely to have experienced prenatal exposure to antidepressants, when compared with boys with normal development. The finding regarding autistic boys was even more pronounced if their exposure to SSRIs occurred during the first trimester of pregnancy, when the developing child’s brain is considered most vulnerable. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: autism
Prozac Nation is producing an autistic generation.
1 posted on 04/14/2014 6:13:56 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Note to anyone taking SSRI’s. You’re not supposed to stop them cold turkey. Talk to your doc and show him this study before making any changes.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 6:15:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

What happened to the thiomersal theory?

Forgive me if I don’t jump to take this report seriously.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 6:19:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: DannyTN

>>Prozac Nation is producing an autistic generation.<<

Interesting.

I don’t have the raw data but in my old-fart memory banks there has indeed been a correlation (not causation but this study may address that) between “Valley of the Dolls” and current time and the increase in the seemingly inexplicable rise of autism...

Correlation<>causation but this may link them...


4 posted on 04/14/2014 6:19:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: DannyTN

#4,267 on the list that pregnant women need to start feeling guilty about.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 6:20:56 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Steely Tom
"What happened to the thiomersal theory?"

The science didn't seem to back it up. Studies showed there was no increase in rates of autism among kids who got thiomersal and those that didn't. And as the article below states, the damage from mercury is usually different from autism. Though I think it's was a rationale hypothesis. Injecting a substance known to cause nerve damage, no matter how small, directly into developing kids, doesn't seem very wise. I'm glad they phased it out.

Wikipedia on the Thiomersal controversy

6 posted on 04/14/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: workerbee

not sure what you mean - I couldn’t even take OTC drugs when I was pregnant & had a bad cold back in the 1970s - now so many women are taking anti-depressants while pregnant- Why??? The medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth is stunning to this old dinosaur.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 6:29:31 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: DannyTN
My wife was not on anti-depressants yet our son, now 22 years, old is autistic. We have no idea why and we're still wondering after all these years.



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8 posted on 04/14/2014 6:29:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: DannyTN

I think over half of the libs take anti-depressants. Most of them are robotic zombies.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 6:34:17 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: ConorMacNessa
"My wife was not on anti-depressants yet our son, now 22 years, old is autistic. We have no idea why and we're still wondering after all these years. "

I think we've always had cases, just not as frequently. Can you share if she was she on any meds back then? Or overthecounter Tryptophan or St John's Wort? Any food cravings?

10 posted on 04/14/2014 6:39:16 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
No meds or unusual diet. Nothing that we can put a finger on.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 04/14/2014 6:47:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: DannyTN

SEE!???!! I’ve been saying this for some time now. There has to be a correlation between mothers on prescription meds for anxiety and autism and behavioral problems in children.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 7:02:43 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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It isn’t a message that will be well-received. Imagine you are in that group fighting for a decade now to end the “scourge” of vaccinations, certain that the government sentenced your child to a lifetime of autism.

Then you are told “hey, it wasn’t the government, it was your use of anti-depressants”. Remember — this is a person who felt they needed anti-depressants, and what can be more depressing than being told your are at fault for your child’s autism?

Anyway, the libs have built an industry out of attacking the more-conservative medical community over vaccinations; they are really rather anti-science, except the soft sciences where liberals hang out.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 7:33:56 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DannyTN

I mentioned this the other day and the no-vac people won’t be moved.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 8:23:47 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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You’re too much. Hey mercury is no danger but watch out for herbal remedies with hundreds of years of safe use, or anything OTC.

And all for what - a paycheck?!

There are no words.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 8:29:29 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: freeangel

They won’t be moved? Gee I wonder why. After all, it’s perfectly logical that if antidepressants contribute to autism, then of course that means multiple toxic adjuvant can’t.

Pure scientific logic, that.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: DannyTN

Thank God my mom just drank and smoked me and my twin turned out fine


17 posted on 04/14/2014 8:46:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Talisker
You're reading too much into my posts.

I'm only quoting the scientific studies on the mercury.

The two otc items I asked about act similar to the anti-depressants. So it's reasonable to ask if she was taking them. Nothing I said implied you needed to watch out for anything OTC. I simply asked if he knew what she was taking.

18 posted on 04/15/2014 12:37:50 AM PDT by DannyTN
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I understand the need for drugs if a person is chemically imbalanced, but that accounts for maybe 1 or 2 percent of the people taking them.

The VAST MAJORITY of people take them because they had a “bad day” and don’t want to deal with it.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:50:49 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Talisker

“Pure scientific logic, that.”

A new study is finding that autism actually starts in the second trimester. Long before the babies are vaccinated. I do believe that vaccines—too many and too early—can also be a cause, but to blame all of autism on vaccines is ludicrous.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DannyTN

Who cares? They’re just boys. This will help close the wage gap when they get older. Boys have had “male privilege” for too long, and they need to be taken down a notch.


21 posted on 04/15/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: freeangel
but to blame all of autism on vaccines is ludicrous.

Yeah, it's probably something like birth control pills.

If it were, they'd never tell us.

22 posted on 04/15/2014 6:42:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

(I wish to apologize to the good folks on this thread who have an autistic child for being a wise guy in my earlier post. You all have life considerably more difficult that I without some jerk cracking wise about it,)


23 posted on 04/15/2014 6:44:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: freeangel
I do believe that vaccines—too many and too early—can also be a cause, but to blame all of autism on vaccines is ludicrous.

Well since I was the one that pointed out multiple possible causes, and you were the one who asserted single causation, then who exactly are you talking to here? Because it sure ain't me, and that makes your statement ludicrous.

24 posted on 04/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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