Wednesday, August 17, 2011

link between autism and adhd discovered.

It's long been accepted that there is a genetic component to autism, but this is not the case for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which many people consider to be misdiagnosed on children who are merely “spirited” or have a high level of energy. Howver, a recent study published by the journal Science Translational Medicine has found that genes that appear to contribute to ADHD in some children overlap with genes contributing to other neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.

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