Search This Blog

Monday, February 7, 2022

Another Potential Risk Factor: Anorexia During Pregnancy

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss various ideas about what causes the condition

At JAMA Network Open, Angla Matel and colleagues have an article titled "Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Offspring of Mothers With Eating Disorders in Sweden."  From the abstract: "These findings suggest that children born to mothers with eating disorders, in particular disorders that were active during pregnancy, were at increased risk of developing ADHD and ASD. "

Anorexia thus joins a growing list of correlatesrisk factors, and possible causes that have been the subject of serious studies: