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Antidepressants for autism do more harm than good

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Children with autism are regularly given antidepressants – but it’s a therapy that doesn’t work, and exposes them to serious adverse reactions such as an increased risk of suicide. There’s no evidence that SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants help children with autism, say researchers from the Cochrane Collaboration after they studied seven trials that involved 271 patients. The drugs are more likely to do harm than good, and the Cochrane researchers report one case of a child who suffered a prolonged seizure after taking one of the drugs. (Source: http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab004677.html)

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