Congenital hypothyroidism and IQ increase: a quarter century follow-up.

  title={Congenital hypothyroidism and IQ increase: a quarter century follow-up.},
  author={John Money and Fry. Captain Sm Arthur Clarke and Jill Beck},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={93 3},
Ten patients with a history of congenital hypothyroidism were recalled for IQ evaluation 16 to 26 years after an original IQ test at age 5 to 6. From childhood through adulthood, the IQ (Wechsler) increased (mean full scale IQ increase = 21; range = -5 to 43 points). Serial testing in three instances showed the timing of the increase to be sudden and unpredictable. Life achievements, mental health, and sexual adjustment were concordant with the IQ attained. The data suggest that in… CONTINUE READING