A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. This knowledge may lead to the development of more effective treatments for all 5 conditions.
A new genomic study of families whose members had ADHD showed they all had specific features in certain genes. The identification of such patterns may help improve the diagnosis of ADHD. Genetically based diagnosis of ADHD could provide earlier detection and treatment. This is especially critical now that 10% of children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD.
Genetics are known to play a strong role in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, identifying the precise path from a malfunctioning gene (or genes) to risk for the disorder has remained something of a mystery to researchers. A … Read More