Antidepressants in pregnancy: warning

Taking antidepressants during the second and/or third trimester of pregnancy nearly doubles the risk of bearing a child with autism, a large study shows - and the risk with SSRIs is even higher.

Researchers from Canada studied more than 145,000 births in Quebec over about 10 years and followed the children up to about the age of six.

They found 1.2% of the babies whose mothers were on an