Category Archives: Genetics

Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

“‘This study, for the first time, shows that there are specific genetic variants that influence a range of childhood and adult-onset psychiatric disorders that we think of as clinically different,’ said lead researcher Dr. Jordan Smoller, a professor of psychiatry … Continue reading

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New ADHD Gene Study Points to Defects in Brain Signaling Pathways

New ADHD Gene Study Points to Defects in Brain Signaling Pathways “Pediatric researchers analyzing genetic influences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have found alterations in specific genes involved in important brain signaling pathways. The study raises the possibility that drugs acting … Continue reading

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ADHD: In The Genes?

60 Minutes and WebMD report: “ADHD: In The Genes?” A discussion of the influence of genes on the development of ADHD. A 3 minute video clip follows after a brief advertisement. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2863310n

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Combination of ADHD and Poor Emotional Control Runs in Families, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily, published May 6, 2011 This article describes how as many half of people with ADHD may also have poor emotional control and that both run in families. According to Craig Surman, MD, of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD Program, the study’s … Continue reading

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