Depression in pregnant women can cause autism in a child

Pregnancy is fraught with stress for the woman's body, which is particularly vulnerable at this time. Systematic depression and feelings can cause serious pathology of the nervous system in unborn baby. Scientists speak about the increased risk of autism among children born to mothers with depressive condition.

Scientists have found, it's not so much depression as antidepressants during pregnancy. Antidepressants are dangerous in themselves and should be prescribed by a doctor. Some pregnant women continue to take antidepressants during pregnancy. They do not think about the consequences that await the child after birth.

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According to statistics, mothers with anxiety and depressive disorders often bear children with autism. Children become older, more often had suicidal tendencies.

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