Hein Heuvelman

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OBJECTIVE To examine the risk of psychosis associated with severe bereavement stress during the antenatal and postnatal period, between conception to adolescence, and with different causes of death. DESIGN Population based cohort study. SETTING Swedish national registers including births between 1973 and 1985 and followed-up to 2006. PARTICIPANTS In a(More)
Studies indicate an ethnic density effect, whereby an increase in the proportion of racial/ethnic minority people in an area is associated with reduced morbidity among its residents, though evidence is varied. Discrepancies may arise due to differences in the reasons for and periods of migration, and socioeconomic profiles of the racial/ethnic groups and(More)
Despite extensive literature, little is known about the mechanisms underlying sex bias in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study investigates the sex differences in ASD associated with neurofibromatosis type 1, a single-gene model of syndromic autism. We analysed data from n = 194 children aged 4–16 years with neurofibromatosis type 1. Sex differences(More)
Background Numerous studies suggest pre-term birth is associated with cognitive deficit. However, less is known about cognitive outcomes following post-term birth, or the influence of weight variations within term or post-term populations. We examined associations between gestational age (GA) and school performance, by weight-for-GA, focusing on extremely(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm birth has been linked to increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but how this risk changes with gestational age at birth has not been well characterised, especially with regard to co-occurring intellectual disability (ID). METHODS Register-based cohort study of singleton births in 1984-2007 in Stockholm County, Sweden (N(More)
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