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Length of Time Between Pregnancies Associated With ASD in Offspring, Study Finds

A study published in this month's Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children who are conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling may be at high risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University analyzed records of nearly 7,400 children born between 1987 and 2005 in Finland to investigate the impact of maternal interpregnancy intervals and a diagnosis for ASD in offspring.The results showed that children who were conceived less than 1...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 3 October, 2014

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