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.
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.