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J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1995 Jul;36(5):879-85.

ADHD and thyroid abnormalities: a research note.

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Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit (ACC-725), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA.


Contradictory findings have been reported on associations between ADHD and thyroid abnormalities including the syndrome of generalized resistance to thyroid hormone. We systematically reviewed thyroid function in a large group of children and adolescents with ADHD (N = 132). We failed to find evidence of generalized resistance to thyroid hormone. Although mild laboratory abnormalities in thyroid function were observed in a minority of ADHD subjects, they were not different than rates reported in the literature for normal children.

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