Research Review: Delineating early developmental pathways to ADHD: Setting an international research agenda

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‘Delineating early developmental pathways to ADHD: Setting an international research agenda’

Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent, impairing, and highly heritable condition typically diagnosed in middle childhood. However, it is now recognized that symptoms emerge much earlier in development. Research focused on understanding—using multiple units of analysis—the cascade of early-life (i.e., prenatal-infant-toddler) developmental changes that will later emerge as ADHD has the potential to transform early identification, prevention, and intervention. To this end, we introduce the recently established Early ADHD Consortium, an international network of investigators engaged in prospective, longitudinal studies of risk for ADHD beginning early in life, conducted within a developmental framework, and which incorporate multimethod approaches. This network seeks to harmonize measures and methodological approaches to increase the potential for data sharing and subsequent impact.

Authors: Meghan Miller, Anne B. Arnett, Elizabeth Shephard, Tony Charman, Hanna C. Gustafsson, Heather M. Joseph, Sarah Karalunas, Joel T. Nigg, Guilherme V. Polanczyk, Elinor L. Sullivan, Emily J. H. Jones

First published: 13 February 2023

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