This is one of several notable brain-development studies whose results have been reported recently. Preliminary imaging findings suggested, for example, that a distinct and pervasive course of white-matter development characterizes high-risk infants who then eventually develop autism symptoms. Read about that study in Psychiatric News. And in another study rat pups perinatally exposed to the SSRI antidepressant citalopram exhibited impaired social behavior and impaired response to novelty situations. See Psychiatric News to read more about that study as well.
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