Quantitative and molecular genetics of ADHD.

  title={Quantitative and molecular genetics of ADHD.},
  author={Philip Asherson and Hugh M.D. Gurling},
  journal={Current topics in behavioral neurosciences},
ADHD is a common and highly heritable disorder. Family, twin, and adoption studies confirm a strong genetic influence in risk for ADHD and there has been a great deal of interest in identifying the genetic factors involved. Quantitative genetic studies find that genetic risk for ADHD is continuously distributed throughout the population, that there are both shared and unique genetic influences on inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, and that ADHD shares genetic risk factors with commonly… CONTINUE READING
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