Journal article

Prospective assessment of autism traits in children exposed to antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy

Amanda G Wood, Caroline Nadebaum, Vicki Anderson, David Reutens, Sarah Barton, Terence J O'Brien, Frank Vajda

Epilepsia | WILEY | Published : 2015


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to thank all of the families who gave so generously of their time to participate in this research. This study would not have been possible without the efforts of Janet Graham and Alison Hitchcock from the Australian Pregnancy Register for Women with Epilepsy and Allied Disorders, whose work in identifying and liaising with the participants has been invaluable. The authors declare that this research was supported by grants from the Australian Research Council (LP0669648) to AW, VA, DR, FV, the Apex Foundation to AW, VA, DR, FV, and Pearson Plc to AW. These agencies had no role in the conduct of the study. Caroline Nadebaum and Sarah Barton were supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, and Amanda Wood received Postdoctoral Research Funding from Australian Rotary Health. The Australian Pregnancy Register is grateful for financial support for its operations from the pharmaceutical industry, including Sanofi-Synthelabo, UCB Pharma, Janssen Cilag, Novartis, and Pfizer, as well as past support from Glaxo SmithKline. It also gratefully acknowledges the support of the Epilepsy Society of Australia, The Victorian Epilepsy Foundation, and Epilepsy Australia.