Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Angela M. Reiersen and Richard D. Todd

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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This chapter reviews the existing literature on co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in clinical and epidemiological samples. It discusses genetic and other biological mechanisms that may contribute to the co-occurrence of these symptoms, the treatment of ADHD symptoms in ASD, and provides some general comments on diagnostic nosology and areas in need of further research.

Chapter.  8754 words. 

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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