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Bloomington Dentist Maintains Two Office Locations for Increased Patient ...

Conspiratory how our patients' experiences were at their time of visit helps us to learn where we demand to improve and where we are successful," said Dr. Ryan Tschetter, cosmetic dentist in Bloomington. Drs. Ryan Tschetter and Joshua Howder, Bloomington

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise a child's risk of autism, once other factors that could influence the risk are taken into account, two new studies suggest.

"For a woman who needs to take this medication for her mental health and for her psychiatric stability, these results certainly suggest she shouldn't go without treatment," said Dr. Simone Vigod, senior author of one study and a psychiatrist at Women's College Hospital in Toronto.

Depression during pregnancy can be dangerous for both mother and child. Pregnant women with untreated depression are more likely to have severe postpartum depression, and their children are more likely to be born prematurely or at a low birth weight, Vigod said.

But earlier studies found a significant association between first-trimester exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum disorder in children, sparking some concern about prescribing the drugs to pregnant women, researchers explained in background notes.