Denmark – Increase in autism cases linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods

Aarhus, Denmark — Researchers found that the drastic increase in autism cases in Denmark may have been due to the changes in the diagnostic criteria as well as the reporting methods used to record the number of cases. A group of researchers, mainly from Aarhus University in Denmark, analyzed data they gathered from a population-based […]

Maternal thyroid dysfunction and offspring autism and ADHD

Maternal thyroid disease first diagnosed and treated after the birth of a child may impact on offspring risk of autism or ADHD according to new research from Aalborg University and Aalborg University Hospital, in Denmark. Based on a review of birth registries plotting information on the diagnosis and/or treatment of maternal thyroid disease and the […]