Autoimmune thyroid disease, left-handedness, and developmental dyslexia

Lawrence C. Wood, David S. Cooper

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Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) (Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis) has been one of a number of autoimmune diseases possibly associated with left-handedness, mixed dominance, and learning disability. In the present study, 74 men with ATD were compared to 24 control men with non-ATD. An increased frequency of mixed dominance and traits suggestive of dyslexia were observed in the patients with ATD. These data are consistent with a link between the development of ATD and cerebral dominance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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