Impact of exposure to parental attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on clinical features and dysfunction in the offspring.

@article{Biederman2002ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of exposure to parental attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on clinical features and dysfunction in the offspring.},
  author={Joseph Biederman and Stephen V Faraone and Michael C. Monuteaux},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={817-27}
}
BACKGROUND Although genes are known to influence the aetiology of ADHD, the impact of exposure to parental ADHD has received limited scientific scrutiny. This study investigated the impact of exposure to parental ADHD on clinical features and dysfunction in offspring. METHODS We studied 1099 offspring (53% male, mean age 12.4 years) of non-ADHD, remitted ADHD, and persistent ADHD parents, using structured diagnostic interviews and a battery of cognitive and psychosocial measures. Offspring… CONTINUE READING

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