Genetic Epidemiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD Index) in Adults

  title={Genetic Epidemiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD Index) in Adults},
  author={Dorret I. Boomsma and Viatcheslav Saviouk and Jouke-Jan Hottenga and Marijn A. Distel and Marleen H. M. de Moor and Jacqueline M. Vink and Lot Marie Geels and Jenny H. D. A. van Beek and Meike Bartels and Eco J. C. de Geus and Gonneke A H M Willemsen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
CONTEXT In contrast to the large number of studies in children, there is little information on the contribution of genetic factors to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults. OBJECTIVE To estimate the heritability of ADHD in adults as assessed by the ADHD index scored from the CAARS (Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scales). DESIGN Phenotype data from over 12,000 adults (twins, siblings and parents) registered with the Netherlands Twin Register were analyzed using genetic… CONTINUE READING
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