Maternal Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the Offspring

@article{Kosidou2017MaternalPO,
  title={Maternal Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the Offspring},
  author={Kyriaki Kosidou and Christina Dalman and L Widman and Stefan T E Arver and Brian K. Lee and Carl Edward Magnusson and Renee M. Gardner},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={82},
  pages={651-659}
}
BACKGROUND Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, and boys are two to three times more likely to develop ADHD. Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common metabolic disorder associated with excess circulating androgens, has been associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorder in the offspring. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether maternal PCOS increases the risk for ADHD in the offspring. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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