Why Expectant Mothers Shouldn’t Panic About Taking Antidepressants

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that women who take antidepressants during the mid-to-late stages of their pregnancy experience an 87% increased risk of having a child diagnosed with autism. Here’s what the study actually found and why there’s no immediate cause for alarm.

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The problem isn’t that their math is wrong. The problem is that in this case – like many – a percentage is the wrong way to convey the data. Unless sensationalism is the goal.

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