Epilepsy Drug Linked to Autism Risk

While a new study that suggests pregnant women who take the epilepsy drug Depakote may increase their babies' risk of developing autism, experts say the usefulness of the drug and the high risk of seizures during pregnancy may outweigh the threat of autism. Some neurologists believe the finding may one day prove more intriguing for autism research. The study, published in the journal Neurology, followed 632 children from womb to birth and into childhood between 2000 and 2006. Nearly half the...Full Story
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