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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry