Navigation Links
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
Date:3/20/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children are more likely to have a child with autism, a new study suggests.

For women who suffered the most severe abuse, the risk more than tripled, the researchers found.

"This is a completely new risk factor for autism," said lead investigator Andrea Roberts, a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health.

"Child abuse has a horrible effect on individuals who experience it, but the effects might reach across generations," she said. "The more abuse a woman had been exposed to in her own childhood, the more likely she was to have a child with autism."

Even women who experienced moderate levels of abuse were 60 percent more likely to have a child with autism, she added.

Although this increased risk seems high, the absolute risk of autism associated with a mother's exposure to abuse in childhood is very low, Roberts said.

In women who were not abused as children, fewer than one in 100 of those children had autism. Among women exposed to the highest level of abuse, two in 100 of their children had autism. "So, most of their kids don't have autism," she said.

Roberts cautioned that these findings only show an association.

"We can't assert cause-and-effect," she said. "The puzzle is to figure out what could be causing this association."

Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, agreed that the unanswered question is how a mother's abuse might be linked to her child's chances of having autism.

"The association seems clear. What is not clear is why it's there," he said.

The report was published online March 20 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
2. 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
3. Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
4. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
5. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
6. White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
7. Stress contributes to cognitive declines in women with breast cancer, researcher says
8. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
9. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
10. Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes
11. Research shows efficacy of treatment model developed at Women & Infants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... businesses nationwide. Addictions specialist, Dr. James Strawbridge, gives a new approach on solutions ... it should begin with the employer and employees getting together for meaningful group ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... Gregory K. Toumayan, D.C., Q.M.E., is now treating patients with back pain and associated ... pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and numbness. , Dr. Toumayan received his Bachelor of ... earn his title of Doctor of Chiropractic from the Palmer College of Chiropractic and ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... Mendon, IL, home of the Adams County Fairgrounds, was treated once again to ... In its second year, the “Music With A Mission” benefit concert was held there ... “Music With A Mission” is to raise money to help fund music education programs ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... The newest therapy ... be available for general use any time soon, according to educational website Surviving Mesothelioma. ... therapy that received orphan drug designation for mesothelioma last week from the FDA, will ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... External Counterpulsation, also known as ... is now selling External Counterpulsation (EECP or ECP) machines with a full clinic licence ... been in business since 2007 helping people prevent and reverse heart disease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 2Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 3Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Sponsors "Music With A Mission" Concert Featuring Avenue Beat 2Health News:Surviving Mesothelioma Puts New Orphan Drug into Perspective in New Article 2Health News:Buy New External Counterpulsation (EECP or ECP) With Heart Fit Clinic 2
... associated with age, might affect women with diabetes or ... recent study .// ,The study shows elderly ... and are at an increased risk for developing cognitive ... women with pre-diabetes or diabetes was increased nearly two-fold. ...
... say that they have now found out that long-term use ... of cancer.// ,The trial results of the longest follow-up ... show cardiovascular death was reduced by 17 percent and coronary ... drug simvastatin, also known as Zocor, for 10 years compared ...
... 600 babies in the United States is born with an isolated ... cleft only // and no other birth defects. ,Researchers say ... if a couple will have a child born with a cleft ... According to researchers isolated clefts happen during early fetal development. ...
... a degenerative joint disease and one of the oldest ... the joint’s cartilage breaks down and the bones rub ... ,An international, multi-center study shows an effective treatment ... as Prexige. The drug was found to reduces gastric ...
... public places can improve the overall likelihood someone will ... AEDs -- devices capable of shocking the heart back ... 1,000 shopping malls, apartment complexes, and other public places ... volunteers in these communities were then trained in either ...
... recent study researchers say cancer patients who receive treatment have ... new study shows many doctors are not taking the necessary ... more than 100 oncologists to determine if the doctors were ... preventative measures used by the physicians. About 40 percent of ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ... the "Investigation Report on China,s Latanoprost Market, ... Developed by Pharmacia & Upjohn in 1995, latanoprost ... reduces intraocular pressure. As the first pressure- lowering ... name of Xalatan) entered China ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... DUBLIN , Aug. 28, 2015  Perrigo Company ... that it has completed the acquisition of leading OTC ... at €200 million. The transaction is a clear demonstration ... the Company,s leading European distribution network spanning 36 countries.  ... Joseph C. Papa commented, "We are excited to ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... y LONDRES, 28 de agosto de 2015 ... anunció hoy su participación en el  Congreso de ... soluciones cardiológicas más recientes y novedosas, entre ellas ... conectan a las personas y la tecnología con ... a diagnosticar, guiar los tratamientos y permitir atención ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 2Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 3Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 4Philips presenta nuevas soluciones cardiológicas integradas para desarrollar procedimientos menos invasivos 5
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: