Mother’s and children’s ADHD genetic risk, household chaos and children’s ADHD symptoms: A gene–environment correlation study

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Open Access paper from the JCPP

Background –  Chaotic home environments may contribute to children’s attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. However, ADHD genetic risk may also influence household chaos. This study investigated whether children in chaotic households had more ADHD symptoms, if mothers and children with higher ADHD genetic risk lived in more chaotic households, and the joint association of genetic risk and household chaos on the longitudinal course of ADHD symptoms across childhood.

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Authors; Jessica C. Agnew-Blais, Jasmin Wertz, Louise Arseneault, Daniel W. Belsky, Andrea Danese, Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Guilherme V. Polanczyk, Karen Sugden, Benjamin Williams, Terrie E. Moffitt

First published: 14 July 2022

doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13659

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