Early manifestations of genetic liability for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia at ages 18 and 24 months

Bringing you some selected Open Access journal papers from our portfolio; The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP), Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal (CAMH), and JCPP Advances.

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Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – ADHD and autism are neurodevelopmental conditions, for which non-specific precursors or early signs include difficulties with language and motor skills, and differences in temperament in the first and second year of life. These early features have also been linked to later diagnosis of schizophrenia which is widely considered to have neurodevelopmental origins. Given that ADHD, autism and schizophrenia are all highly heritable, we tested the hypothesis that in the general population, measures of toddler language development, motor development and temperament are associated with genetic liability to ADHD, autism and/or schizophrenia.

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Authors; Lucy Riglin, Esther Tobarra-Sanchez, Evie Stergiakouli, Alexandra Havdahl, Kate Tilling, Michael O’Donovan, Joel Nigg, Kate Langley, Anita Thapar

First published: 21 July 2022

doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12093

 

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