Thyroid Fluctuations in Pregnancy Impact ADHD Risk

 ADHD in the News 2015-08-18

Maternal thyroid hormone levels in early pregnancy are known to impact fetal brain development and subsequent neurocognitive outcomes in children, with some studies pointing to an association between maternal hypothyroidism and ADHD or autism spectrum disorders. Transient hypothyroidism (hypothyroxinemia) is not uncommon during pregnancy and may also impact outcomes but to what degree?