Neurobiology of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  title={Neurobiology of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Stephen V Faraone and Joseph Biederman},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={44 10},
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an early-onset, clinically heterogeneous disorder of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Family, twin, adoption, segregation analysis, and molecular genetic studies show that is has a substantial genetic component. Although their results are still tentative, molecular genetic studies suggest that three genes may increase the susceptibility to ADHD: the D4 dopamine receptor gene, the dopamine transporter gene, and the D2 dopamine… CONTINUE READING
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