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.
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
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