Heritability of attention problems in children: I. cross-sectional results from a study of twins, age 3-12 years.

@article{Rietveld2003HeritabilityOA,
  title={Heritability of attention problems in children: I. cross-sectional results from a study of twins, age 3-12 years.},
  author={Marjolein J H Rietveld and James J. Hudziak and Meike Bartels and Catharina E. M. van Beijsterveldt and Dorret I. Boomsma},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={117B 1},
  pages={102-13}
}
Multiple twin studies of attention problems (AP) from the Child Behavior Checklist or ADHD from the DSM criteria have reported on the genetic and environmental influences on these behaviors. The majority of these have studied AP and ADHD symptoms in twin samples combined across wide age spans, combined rater information and both genders. Thus, it is possible that the results are complicated by developmental, informant, and gender differences. The purpose of this study was to assess for the… CONTINUE READING
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