Thursday, January 19, 2017

Autism Linked to Mother Taking Anti-depressant Drugs

I credit Dr. Frank Shallenberger with calling our attention to a study in the AMA Journal that pregnant women who take SSRI drugs for depression from the fourth month of their pregnancy are much more likely to have children who develop autism.  The reason appears to be a disruption of the 5HTP biochemical that control serotonin in the body.  Instead of the drugs (like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, for example), it would appear that such natural treatments as brain mapping and neurofeedback would be safer.  Measuring neurotranmitters and correcting imbalances with supplements is another excellent treatment that is very safe.

 See Second Opinion newsletter and Boukhris, T.  JAMA pediatrics 2016 Feb. 117-124.


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