Overlap between ADHD and Autism - Clinical and Genetic Evidence

Author(s): Michael Gill, Richard Anney, Aisling Mulligan.

Journal Name:Current Psychiatry Reviews

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2014


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.

Keywords: ADHD, association, autism, clinical, copy number variation, genetic, linkage.

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Year: 2014
Page: [143 - 155]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1573400510666140319235755
Price: $58