Overlap between ADHD and Autism - Clinical and Genetic Evidence
Michael Gill, Richard Anney and Aisling Mulligan
Affiliation: Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James' Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Keywords: ADHD, association, autism, clinical, copy number variation, genetic, linkage.
ADHD and Autism have been considered as two separate disorders and the classification systems make them
mutually exclusive. However, there is a long-standing literature on overlapping phenotypes, and a more recent genetic
literature on rare variants that have been found in both. This review summarises the clinical, familial and recent genetic
overlap and discusses what this might mean for future diagnosis and treatment.
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