Tag Archives: Autism

Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine doesn't cause autism, large study says

A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child’s risk of autism. The study, which followed all Danish children born between 1999 and 2010 until 2013, compared the number of vaccinated… Read More »

Is Autism Hereditary?

I grew up in a family of undiagnosed Autistic people. My Granddad on my Dad’s side was Autistic, my Dad was Autistic, I’m Autistic, as is my son. There seems to be a definite pattern there right? The thing is though, only my Son is diagnosed, and that’s because we know so much more about… Read More »

No Increased Risk of Autism in Children Prenatally Exposed to Commonly Used Antidepressants

Concerns regarding a link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism emerged when two epidemiologic studies demonstrated an association between prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in the offspring (ASD; Croen et al 2011, Rai et al, 2013).  One important limitation of these earlier… Read More »