Cesarean delivery associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders

Takeaway

  • Study findings suggest that cesarean delivery births are associated with an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with births via vaginal delivery.

Why this matters

    Study results further add to the spectrum of negative health outcomes associated with cesarean delivery and suggest this form of delivery should be used judiciously.