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Can any antipsychotics antidepressants or benzos cause autism or aspergers? i feel like i get extreme negative feelings maybe its autism from med use

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Typical doses of the commonly used antipsychotics, antidepressants, or benzodiazepines do not cause the disorder known as Autism nor the disorder called Asperger Syndrome. A variety of psychiatric symptoms (thoughts, behaviors, actions) are seen among many different psychiatric disorders, and the above medications will alter such symptoms in a variety of ways.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Problems thinking: If you have been on these meds, you have a disorder in processing/thinking in the world you live in. Recent gene studies have shown links of autism & similar disorders to gene defects that were present from the point of conception. It is recognized in childhood. You don't become autistic because you took these meds. You are smart enough to hate your life, time to stop looking for someone to blame

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Last updated Jan 15, 2018

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