Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Relation Between Attention Problems and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

@article{Derks2008GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Relation Between Attention Problems and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={Eske M Derks and James J. Hudziak and Conor V. Dolan and Toos C. E. M. van Beijsterveldt and Frank C. Verhulst and Dorret I. Boomsma},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={11 - 23}
}
OBJECTIVE The assessment of symptoms of ADHD in children is usually based on a clinical interview or a behavior checklist. The aim of the present study is to investigate the extent to which these instruments measure an underlying construct and to estimate the genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in ADHD. METHODS Maternal ratings were collected on 10,916 twins from 5,458 families. Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) ratings were available for 10,018, 6,565, and 5,780… CONTINUE READING
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