Genetic and environmental contributions to common psychopathologies of childhood and adolescence: a study of twins and their siblings.

@article{Ehringer2006GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental contributions to common psychopathologies of childhood and adolescence: a study of twins and their siblings.},
  author={Marissa A. Ehringer and Soo Hyun Rhee and Susan E. Young and Robin P Corley and John K Hewitt},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={1-17}
}
We report findings based on analyses of self-reports of six common adolescent psychopathologies (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD; conduct disorder, CD; oppositional defiant disorder, ODD; generalized anxiety disorder, GAD; separation anxiety disorder, SAD; and major depressive disorder, MDD) in a sample of 1,162 male and female adolescent (12-19 years) twin pairs and 426 siblings. Prevalence statistics for past year and lifetime reports confirm differences between genders for CD… CONTINUE READING

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